But they need not account for the money entrusted to them, because they are honest in their dealings. 2 Kings 22:7
Being honest is something that most people want of other people but are often to have found fallen short in their own lives. Many find it easy to cut corners and cheat in order to attempt to make it further. Knowing this, most people struggle with being able to find others trustworthy. As a result, many businesses and organizations set up many different ways to try and hold people accountable with money and things being used.
When Josiah became king, he had men begin to work on restoring the temple. He said that the men doing the work did not have to account for the money given to them because they were honest in what they did.
Everyday every person is accountable for something to someone else in their sphere of influence. This is often done for safety and protection of money and materials. Too many people are quick to cheat a system and take things for themselves that do not belong to them.
Behind closed doors it is very easy for someone to take some money off the top and keep it for themselves. Or to use it for themselves when it has not been authorized.
This not only occurs in the world, but also inside the church. Many ministers have been found guilty of taking money illegally or not reporting it correctly.
Believers should be the first to be honest in all of their dealings. At the basest level using or taking money that does not belong to one is stealing, which God has made a base commandment not to do. The believer’s word should be trustworthy enough that others do not need to make them account for their words and actions.
There are things in your life that are entrusted to you by others or by God. Regardless of what others see or don’t see, God will see your every action with what has been entrusted to you and hold you accountable.
Hold on to your integrity and do as God would want you to do with what you have. Be honest with everything you say and do to the point that the world does not even begin to question you or try to make you accountable.
Be trustworthy with what you have been entrusted with.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that God will strengthen you to be trustworthy in all that you say and do; that you will do things as God would want you to; and that the world can trust your words and actions as though they were God’s.