TOPIC: Financial Uprightness: A Secret of Financial Prosperity
SCRIPTURE: And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth, That I will not take from a thread even to a shoe latchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich. Genesis 14:22, 23.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Financial uprightness is a secret of financial prosperity.
Uprightness of life is a major key to outstanding existence in life and destiny. One aspect of uprightness is financial integrity. The Scripture gives us examples of people who were positively affected by financial integrity or uprightness. These were people who refused to take money or possession by unrighteous means. And it is good to look at their example for our learning and admonition.
Abraham was one of such persons.
Genesis 14:22, 23 says, And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth, That I will not take from a thread even to a shoe latchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich.
Abraham made up his mind not to touch what was not his. He even refused to take what the king of Sodom legally gave to him, out of spiritual consideration and principle. And as a result of his financial integrity, the Scripture made it clear that Abraham was very rich in cattle, in silver and in gold (Genesis 13:2).
Genesis 24:1 says, And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.”
His secret was his refusal to take what was not his. He refused to take what God did not give him. He refused to take what labour or favour did not give him. Financial uprightness is a secret of financial prosperity.
Beloved, it is financial uprightness not to take what you were not given. It is crookedness to take what you are not licensed to take.
Remember This: Financial uprightness is a secret of financial prosperity.
Make up your mind to maintain financial integrity at all cost.
Refuse to take what you are not legally given.
PRAYER: Lord, I ask for the grace to maintain financial integrity at all cost. Deliver me from every form of crookedness, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE TRAGEDY OF EVIL MONEY
QUOTE: Integrity determines destiny, both in this world and in the world to come. Your character determines your future with God, both in this world and in the world to come. Culled from “21 UNCOMMON THINGS TO FINANCIAL OVERFLOW” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Hosea 4-6
REFLECTION: What does not belong to you cannot add to your life. It only takes from your life. If God can’t give it to you, it is not good for your life.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: May God keep far from you what does not belong to you and may He draw close to you, all that is yours in Jesus’ Name.
Seeds of Destiny 15 September 2021 Wednesday Devotional Message was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors