In the last few days, several situations have come to my attention that show an absence of integrity relating to the handling and use of money. We could point to many other facets of a leader’s life that are a good barometer of what is happening in their spiritual walk with the Lord, but money is a quick revealer.
Paul says to the Ephesian elders, “I coveted no one’s silver or gold or apparel.” (Acts 20:33–34). Having lived with these elders, they knew that Paul’s life was blameless in regard to handling money. They had seen him work day and night for their spiritual benefit and maturity.
What degree of integrity do you insist be reflected in your life and ministry? Are you free of covetousness? This reveals also how seriously you take your “calling”.
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