Robert Murry M'Cheyne

"I am concerned for the poor but more for you. I know not what Christ will say to you in the great day... I fear there are many hearing me who may know well that they are not Christians because they do not love to give. To give largely and liberally, not grudgingly at all, requires a new heart; an old heart would rather part with its life-blood than its money. Oh my friends! Enjoy your money: make the most of it; give none away; enjoy it quickly for I can tell you, you will be beggars throughout eternity"
- Robert Murry M'Cheyne, as quoted in John Piper, Don't Waste Your Life (Wheaton, Il: Crossway, 2003) p105.