SCRIPTURE: My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path: For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. Proverbs 1:10, 15-16
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: One example of evil money is proceeds of wickedness or money gotten from wicked acts.
Financial prosperity is one way God advances His Kingdom on earth (Zechariah 1:17). Even Jesus had a treasurer that kept money for His Ministry. So, the place of money in advancing the Kingdom of God cannot be overemphasized.
However, it is not all kinds of money that is acceptable before God. Questionable and evil money is not acceptable by God. You may drop it in the offering basket, but God would not accept it.
One example of evil money is proceeds of wickedness or money gotten from wicked acts.
This is when people hurt others physically to make money. They want to get rich from the tears of others.
Proceeds of wickedness refer to proceeds of evil practices like armed robbery, kidnapping, ritual killing, hired assassination, etc. (Proverbs 1:10-16).
This is the practice of making money out of the pains and tears of others. Imagine rendering someone a widow or an orphan just because you want to make money by all means. That is evil money. Any money you get at the expense of other peoples’ tears is evil money.
It is the pathway to destruction both in this world and in the world to come.
From our anchor scripture, Proverbs 1:10-16, we understand that while the robbers are trying to kill other people to get money, they are actually laying wait for their own blood. They are trying to kill other people but it is themselves they are killing.
Beloved, do not engage in wickedness or partake in the proceeds thereof.
Remember this: One example of evil money is proceeds of wickedness or money got from wicked acts.
1. Refuse to engage in wickedness or partake in the proceeds thereof.
2. Make up your mind to make money legitimately to propagate the Gospel.
PRAYER: Lord, deliver me from every tendency for wickedness. I receive grace to resist the temptation of partaking in the proceeds of wickedness. Help me to make money legitimately, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE TRAGEDY OF EVIL MONEY.
QUOTE: Continuously ask the Lord to destroy the desire for illicit and fraudulent money in your life. Culled from “21 UNCOMMON KEYS TO FINANCIAL OVERFLOW” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Ezra 1-3
AMAZING FACT: Elephants sleep standing up.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The Lord deliver you from the tragedy of evil money in Jesus’ Name.