Money – Is It a Sin or Blessing?

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"But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know

what thy right hand doeth."

Charles Spurgeon and his wife, according to a story in the Chaplain magazine, would sell, but refused to give away, the eggs their chickens laid. Even close relatives were told, "You can have them if you pay for them." As a result, some people labeled the Spurgeons as “greedy and grasping.”

They accepted the criticisms without defending themselves, and only after Mrs. Spurgeon died was the full story revealed. All the profits from the sale of eggs went to support two elderly widows.

Because the Spurgeons were unwilling to let their left hand know what the right hand was doing (Matthew 6:3),…