SCRIPTURE: This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. John 12:6.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Stolen money is evil money regardless of who stole it and where it was stolen from.
It has been confirmed that stealing is the character of the devil because he is a thief (John10:10). This means, one who steals is a son or daughter of the devil, the master thief.
You must understand that stolen money is evil money. Stealing in any form at all levels of government is what put many nations in the mess of poverty and underdevelopment and all associated side effects.
Sometime ago, I heard a funny but pathetic story. Some armed robbers went and robbed a bank and carted away some huge amount of money.
When they got to their hideouts, one of them said, “Let us count the money to know how much we have robbed the bank of.”
But the other one said, “Relax, do not bother. We shall hear it on the network news.”
Now, the bank officials who experienced the robbery incident told one another something like, “You see, this is an opportunity for us now to factor into this robbery the millions of dollars we diverted some time ago which we cannot account for. Let us steal another thirty million dollars and also factor it into this robbery so that we can give a report to the press and the government that One Hundred Million Dollars was stolen from the bank.”
As expected, in the news, it was broadcast that some terrible armed robbers carted away One Hundred Million Dollars from a particular bank.
When the robbers heard this news, they looked at each other and started counting the money they stole. When they finished counting, it was twenty million dollars. They counted it again and again, still, it remained the same figure.
Then they said to themselves, “It was broadcast on the news that we stole a Hundred Million Dollars! See how we wasted our lives to get only Twenty Million Dollars while the bank officials who just sat in the office got Eighty Million Dollars.”
The point is, the bank officials stole more than the robbers. Stealing from the church or the place of work are the same. Stolen money is evil money regardless of who stole it and where it was stolen from. Refuse to yield to the temptation of any form of stealing.
REMEMBER THIS: Stolen money is evil money regardless of who stole it and where it was stolen from.
- Refuse to yield to the temptation of any form of stealing.
- Ask God for the grace to be contented with what you have per time and work with your hands to have more.
PRAYER: Lord, I ask that You deliver me from the temptation of stealing in any form. I receive the grace to work with my hands to have resources Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE TRAGEDY OF EVIL MONEY.
QUOTE: Failure to tithe is stealing from God. It is robbing God of what is His. Culled from the book “21 UNCOMMON KEYS TO FINANCIAL OVERFLOW” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Amos 8-Obadiah 1.
AMAZING FACT: Human teeth are the only part of the body that cannot heal themselves. Teeth are coated in enamel which is not a living tissue.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Every taste or appetite for what is not yours be destroyed in Jesus’ Name.