“One day in the eighteenth year of his kingship, King Josiah sent the royal secretary Shaphan son of Azaliah, the son of Meshullam, to The Temple of God with instructions: “Go to Hilkiah the high priest and have him count the money that has been brought to The Temple of God that the doormen have collected from the people. Have them turn it over to the foremen who are managing the work on The Temple of God so they can pay the workers who are repairing God’s Temple, all the carpenters, construction workers, and masons. Also, authorize them to buy the lumber and dressed stone for The Temple repairs. You don’t need to get a receipt for the money you give them—they’re all honest men.” 2 Kings 22, 3-7
This is the testimony of King Josiah about the priests and the foremen who were handling the construction of the temple. “You don’t need to get a receipt for the money you give them—they’re all honest men.”
What type of testimony can be given about you as you handle money?
Can you be described as honest and a receipt is not required for all the money given to you?
Your reasoning is that that maybe they were honest because they were handling God’s money?
How do you today handle God’s money especially designated money for specific projects?
Can you be trusted with any form of money?
Whether the money is for the public, church or family we are required to be honest and accountable.
Do you still struggle to pay your tithes and give to the poor?
It has often be said that mankind has 3 principal areas of tests namely money, sex and power. How do you fair in these areas?
God’s desire for us is to be trusted in all areas of our life.
Money for the temple work was given in the above story with full assurance that those men will deliver on their given assignments.
Are you delivering on your God given assignments including money?
Do people trust you with their money?
The Bible encourages us to examine ourselves daily in the faith.
If your handling of money is examined what report will we find?
Let us rise to the challenge of being accountable and it can be said of you too that you are an honest person and whatever is entrusted to you can be relied upon