SCRIPTURE: For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 1 Timothy 6:10 (NIV).
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Money gotten from dubious dealings is called evil money.
Our anchor Scripture makes it clear that the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Many people indulge in all kinds of dubious dealings in order to get money. Money gotten from dubious dealings is called evil money.
One example of evil money is money gotten from theft or cheating. Theft or cheating could happen in different ways. It could be the refusal to pay hired labourers their due rewards or wages. Low income earners like drivers, cleaners, manual labourers, etc. are usually treated unfairly just because they are not as powerful as their employers.
For instance, you may have labourers who work for you on a project site and you are to pay each person Seven Thousand Naira (N7,000.00) daily, but you rather decide to pay them Three Thousand Naira (N3,000.00). Now, because they are poor, they cannot talk.
When they ask and complain that their money is not complete, you bark at them, “Go away my friend. Don’t you know how the economy is? Or is it because I paid you something at all?”
But the balance of the money you decide to keep for yourself out of your workers’ wages is evil money. All the money you make by this means is crooked and unrighteous money.
I have heard of billionaires who usually refuse to pay their workers. Such billionaires are doomed to crash financially. It is a matter of time; they will be wiped out of history. If they refuse to repent in their lifetime, they will roast in a godless eternity in hellfire.
Beloved, we live in a generation where people can actually kill the people they short-change, especially if the money is huge, so they can have it all to themselves.
My counsel is, refuse to short-change others. Give workers their due wages.
Remember this: Money gotten from dubious dealings is called evil money.
1. Refuse to cheat or defraud people of what is due them.
2. As a boss, treat with love, dignity and respect, the people working for you.
PRAYER: Lord, I ask that You deliver me from the temptation of cheating and dubious dealings. Help me not to short-change people Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: The Tragedy of Evil Money.
QUOTE: Financial integrity determines financial destiny. Culled from “21 Uncommon Keys To Financial Overflow” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: 1 Kings 20-22
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PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The Grace for financial prudence is released upon you at this time in Jesus’ Name.