May 22

John WesleyThe following are John Wesley’s 4 questions from his sermon The Use of Money.

If, then, a doubt should at any time arise in your mind concerning what you are going to expend, either on yourself or any part of your family, you have an easy way to remove it. Calmly and seriously inquire,

(1.) In expending this, am I acting according to my character? Am I acting herein, not as a proprietor, but as a steward of my Lord’s goods?

(2.) Am I doing this in obedience to his Word? In what Scripture does he require me so to do?

(3.) Can I offer up this action, this expense, as a sacrifice to God through Jesus Christ?

(4.) Have I reason to believe that for this very work I shall have a reward at the resurrection of the just?

You will seldom need anything more to remove any doubt which arises on this head; but by this four-fold consideration you will receive clear light as to the way wherein you should go.

–John Wesley

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