God loves a cheerful giver. God’s goal for us is that we use the financial gifts Jesus has given us to serve God’s World (Kingdom).
God doesn’t want us to abandon wealth. Jesus challenges us to use the wealth God has given us for God.
“The key to liberation from the power of materialism is not an exodus from culture – abandoning Wall Street or leaving the wealth of the nation to others – but the grace of giving… Givers for God disarm the power of money. They invite God’s grace to flow through them.” ― R. Kent Hughes