DON’T LOSE CREDIBILITY Friday, May 4
(Be Honourable And Display Impeccable Integrity)
TO THE BIBLE Psalm 37:21 NASB
“The wicked borrows and does not pay back, but the righteous is gracious and gives.”
“James, I’ve been trying to contact you for months now, where’s my money?” Fred screamed over his phone.
“I’m sorry, friend! I will pay you back soon, just give me some more time,” James pleaded.
“Isn’t five months enough time to get me back my money? I’m getting tired of your excuses! Let me….”
The line went dead and James’ phone couldn’t be reached again, leaving Fred speechless and bewildered.
Have you been in a similar experience as Fred? Perhaps you even owe someone money as James did. There’s nothing wrong if you borrow money, but make sure you pay back; otherwise, God doesn’t like it. He describes the one who doesn’t pay his or her debt as wicked (Psalm 37:21). The word “wicked” describes one whose ways are perverse; someone who isn’t walking in the light of God; and that shouldn’t be you.
God wants you to serve Him with wholehearted devotion, and willingness of mind, but at the same time, with honesty. Your integrity should be impeccable. There’re people who don’t have credibility, and don’t care about their integrity. When they owe, they refuse to pay, and start praying for debt cancellation. Others deliberately stay away or hide from their creditors. This is wrong; it’s the way of the wicked. Most people who don’t pay back when they borrow, lack integrity, and as a result, they delay their own blessing. If you owe any debt, don’t let it linger; pay promptly. You’ve been called to live a higher life. You’re the light of the world. Let the character of Christ be expressed through you always, and in all things.
Proverbs 20:7; Romans 13:7-8; Psalm 11:3
Dear Father, I rejoice greatly, because I know that you care for me, and all of my needs have been entered into your supply system. I don’t lack any good thing, and I owe no one, for I’m abundantly supplied; I’m prosperous, and in all circumstances, self-sufficient, requiring no aid or support. Thank you Father, for all things are mine, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
John 1:19-51, 2 Samuel 18-19
Mark 7:24-37, Numbers 7
Meditate on Psalm 37:21, and if there’s anyone who’s being owed by you, plan to pay back as quickly as possible.