1. How does God regard the covetous man?
“For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the Lord abhorreth,” Psalm 10:3.
2. What kind of men does God require to occupy responsible positions in His work?
“Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens,” Exodus 18:21.
3. What warning does the Saviour give against covetousness?
“And He said unto them, Take heed and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth,” Luke 12:15.
4. How did God regard the rich man who laid up his goods for his own ease?
“But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?” verse 20.
5. What does Christ say of those who do as did the man in the parable?
“So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God,” verse 21.
6. How much can one carry out of the world?
“For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out,” I Timothy 6:7.
7. Who gives man power to get wealth?
“But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is He that giveth thee power to get wealth,” Deuteronomy 8:18.
8. What is said concerning those who trust in their riches?
“He that trusteth in his riches shall fall,” Proverbs 11:28.
9. What charge was Timothy required to give the rich?
“Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God,” I Timothy 6:17.
10. What ought they to do with their means?
“That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate,” verse 18.
11. What will they thus do for themselves?
“Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life,” verse 19.
12. By giving of one’s substance to the Lord’s work, what does he thus do?
“Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase,” Proverbs 3:9.
13. How does the Lord look upon the spirit of giving to the cause?
“But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased,” Hebrews 13:16.
14. Does the Lord keep in mind those who assist in his cause?
“For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which ye have shewed toward His name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister,” Hebrews 6:10.
15. If a person has but little of this world’s good, is he not excused from giving?
“Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord thy God which He hath given thee,” Deuteronomy 16:17.
16. Then can it be the amount a man gives that is so acceptable to God?
“For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not,” II Corinthians 8:12.
17. What does one provide for himself who gives freely to the cause of God?
“Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth,” Luke 12:33.
18. If one’s treasure has been transferred to heaven by giving to God’s cause, where will his heart be?
“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also,” verse 34.
Ear hath not heard, nor hath eye ever seen
The joys of the Father’s beloved.
Look up, little flock, who are built on the rock,
For the righteous shall not be removed.
Then rejoice in the hope of the promise, dear friends,
Every eye shall behold Him appear;
From the ocean so deep, from the grave’s silent sleep,
Come forth when His voice they shall hear.
Then oh, let us work while `tis still called today,
In the vineyard of Jesus our Lord,
And count nothing loss for the sake of the cross,
And the truths of Jehovah’s grand word.