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Seeds of Destiny 20th March 2024 SOD Devotional || Avoid Bribery And Corruption

Dunamis Seeds of Destiny Daily Devotional for 20th March 2024 by Pastor Paul Enenche

TOPIC: AVOID BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION

SCRIPTURE: For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery. Job 15:34.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Both the briber and the bribed are implicated in corruption and the consequent disaster.


Seeds of Destiny 20th March 2024 SOD Devotional || Pastor Paul Enenche

The Bible makes it clear that the love of money is the root of all evil (1 Timothy 6:10). Due to the desire to make money by all means, many people indulge in all sort of evil practices. The money they get from such practices is called evil money.

One example of such evil money is the proceeds of bribery.
Bribery is a form of inducement. It is giving people things in order to have your way. To bribe someone, therefore, is to dishonestly persuade him or her to act in one’s favour using money or other kinds of gifts as inducement. It is a sinful practice. Both the briber and the bribed are implicated in corruption and the consequent disaster.

When one partakes in bribery, money is either given or taken in order to have one’s way. There are people who expect you to give them money to do what they are being paid salary to do.

Job 15:34 says:
For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.

From the above scripture, we can see that investment from bribery has no future. The reason God consumes the tabernacle of the bribery with fire is that He hates bribery.

1 Samuel 12:3, 4, Samuel gave a testimony of himself saying:
Behold, here I am: witness against me before the Lord, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it you.
And they said, Thou hast not defrauded us, nor oppressed us, neither hast thou taken ought of any man’s hand.

And because Samuel was an upright man, free from bribery, he prayed and thunder and fire fell. Beloved, God hates bribery.

REMEMBER THIS: Both the briber and the bribed are implicated in corruption and the consequent disaster.

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Refuse to induce or be induced with gifts.
2. Follow due process to get things done.

PRAYER: Lord, I ask that You deliver me from the temptation of giving or receiving bribe. Help me to follow due process and the right way to get things done, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE TRAGEDY OF EVIL MONEY.

QUOTE: To eat alone is to die alone. By that, I do not mean money gotten out of bribery. I mean the legitimate money that comes your way. I mean the God-sent money that comes your way. Culled from the book, “21 UNCOMMON KEYS TO FINANCIAL OVERFLOW” by Dr Paul Enenche.

DAILY READING: 2 Kings 16-18.

AMAZING FACT: Elephants from the same herd will often use touch to greet each other, either wrapping their trunks around each other or giving each other friendly “hello” taps on the body.

DECLARATION/WORD: The LORD grant you distaste for every form of illegal money in Jesus’ Name.

Seeds of Destiny 20th March 2024 SOD Devotional || Avoid Bribery And Corruption

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