The Treasure Principle

I finished Randy Alcorn's small book The Treasure Principle. It was such a great book that really challenged me on the topic of giving and storing my treasure in heaven. I strongly recommend the book! If you would like one, I have extra that you can have! Just let me know! Here is a quick summary of the book:

Treasure Principle

You can’t take it with you–but you can send it on ahead.

T r e a s u r e P r i n c i p l e K e y s

God owns everything. I’m His money manager.

We are the managers of the assets God has

entrusted—not given—to us.


My heart always goes where I put God’s money.

Watch what happens when you reallocate your money

from temporal things to eternal things.


Heaven, not earth, is my home.

We are citizens of “a better country—a heavenly one”

(Hebrews 11:16).


I should live not for the dot but for the line.

From the dot—our present life on earth—extends a line

that goes on forever, which is eternity in heaven.


Giving is the only antidote to materialism.

Giving is a joyful surrender to a greater person and

a greater agenda. It dethrones me and exalts Him.


God prospers me not to raise my standard

of living, but to raise my standard of giving.

God gives us more money than we need

so we can give—generously.

The end of the book concludes with a challenging giving covenant:

M y G i v i n g C o v e n a n t

1. I affirm God’s full ownership of me and everything entrusted to me.

2. I set aside the firstfruits—at least 10 percent—of every wage and gift I receive as holy and belonging exclusively to the Lord.

3. Out of the remaining treasures God entrusts to me, I seek to make generous freewill gifts.

4. I ask God to teach me to give sacrificially to His purposes, including helping the poor and reaching the lost.

5. Recognizing that I cannot take earthly treasures from this world, I determine to lay them up as heavenly treasures—for Christ’s glory and the eternal good of others and myself.

6. I ask God to show me how to lead others to the present joy and future reward of the Treasure Principle.

Signed: ______________________________________

Witness: _____________________________________

Date: ________________________________________

This is a wonderful book that will greatly impact your life! Plus, it is really short!

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