Welcome to "Quaint Words!”
These posts will contain thoughts, poems, and prayers from old books that I have found at antique stores, flea markets, and garage sales (with an occasional treasure from a bookstore).
I love the rhythm and sound of the older English language, and am blessed by other believers who have gone before me!
(A listing of books and authors, and also dates of individual postings from those books, will be found on my "QUAINT WORDS" page)
"Jesus regards money as a comparatively low form of power...by the right use of which a man may prepare himself to be trusted with higher forms of power.
Money is in some sense "another's." It is certain to go to others after its present possessor's death. If its present possessor has not learned to use it in a friendly way, how can a conscientious God trust him with some more permanent form of power?
Money, because of the material things it can buy, the political influence and the social prestige that its possession facilitates, becomes an efficient minister to selfishness, and therefore a great enemy to friendliness. The remedy is to begin to use it, as soon as one has even a little of it, in friendly ways."
(From "Christ in Everyday Life" by Edward Increase Bosworth, c. 1910)
"If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones...And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven?...No one can serve two masters...You cannot serve both God and money." (Luke 16:10-13)
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