Faith In Action ‘With Integrity’

insecurity

This story about being tempted to compromises our integrity for financial gain, comes from Numbers Chapter 22 and 23:

Which fits right in with Matthew 6 verse 24:

“No one serves two masters. For you will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money”.

Money has a way of revealing what really matters to a person. It is a well known saying we all have a price. What would you do for the right price?

the Israelites moved nearer to Canaan again and set up camp. King Balak, fearful of them, twice offered a generous amount of money to Balaam a famous wise-man.

After consulting with The Lord, Balaam realized that he could not help King Balak. But the lure of money and new friends caused Balaam to think about his initial refusal. Balaam tried to find a way to do business with the king.
As a result of Balaam moving from God’s clear direction, Balaam’s own donkey was use by The Lord to force him to back off from the assignment.

Balaam lost focus on what The Lord wanted him to do. as a result his name eventually became a byword for greed and excess. 2 Peter 2 v 15:

“By abandoning the straight path, they have gone astray and have followed the path of Balaaam, the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness”.

Sometimes we may get tempted to compromise our integrity for financial gain, but we always need to consider the cost, that it will do to our relationship with Our Lord and Our Friend. Also remembering carefully the legacy of Balaam.

God Bless.

O F J.

2 responses to “Faith In Action ‘With Integrity’

  1. “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have because God has said, “Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 (NIV).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s