TOPIC: The Power of Financial Integrity
SCRIPTURE: So Potiphar gave Joseph complete administrative responsibility over everything he owned. With Joseph there, he didn’t worry about a thing—except what kind of food to eat! Joseph was a very handsome and well-built young man. Genesis 39:6 (NLT).
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: What you refuse to take illegally today prepares the ground for what is yours legally tomorrow.
Positive example has been confirmed to be an effective communicator of positive principle. The Scripture is full of positive examples of people who were positively affected by financial intergrity or uprightness. It is very important to learn from them in order to live right. These are people who refused to take money or possession illegally or through unrighteous means.
Previously, we looked at Abraham.
Today, we shall look at Joseph.
So Potiphar gave Joseph complete administrative responsibility over everything he owned. With Joseph there, he didn’t worry about a thing—except what kind of food to eat! Joseph was a very handsome and well-built young man. (NLT).
Potiphar left everything he had in the hands of Joseph. He seemed to have told him, “Joseph, I leave everything I have in your hands. You are in charge of my estate. Take charge of my group of companies. Every financial decision is yours to make”.
And you know, nothing missed in the hands of Joseph. That is integrity.
This behaviour of Joseph is contrary to the attitude of the kind of people we have today in our world. You can’t even leave someone with One Million Naira to buy an item and he returns the balance of the money to you. But with Joseph, it was not so.
Beloved, what you refuse to take illegally today prepares the ground for what is yours legally tomorrow (Genesis 41:39-41). Joseph was promoted and became the prime minister of Egypt partly because he maintained financial uprightness in the house of Potiphar.
REMEMBER THIS: What you refuse to take illegally today prepares the ground for what is yours legally tomorrow.
1. Make up your mind to maintain financial uprightness by all means.
2. Avoid the way of crookedness by all means.
PRAYER: Lord, I ask for the grace to be upright in life. Deliver me from every crooked way of life, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE TRAGEDY OF EVIL MONEY
QUOTE: Maintain character. Display integrity in your business deals and transactions. Culled from “21 UNCOMMON KEYS TO FINANCIAL OVERFLOW” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Micah 6-Nahum 1
REFLECTION: When you look away from what is not yours, you locate easily what is yours. But to be focused on what is not yours makes you to lose sight of what is yours.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: As you walk in financial integrity, the Lord cause all that is yours to look for you in Jesus’ Name
Seeds Of Destiny 26th September 2021 Devotional Message was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors