Honesty is a Horse
THE WORD SIROCCO
Friday, November 8, 2019
Month Theme: The Anointing
Topic: Honesty is a Horse
Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 8:20-24
2 Corinthians 8:21
Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
Honesty is a horse which carries a man to his goal. Transparency, dependability and faithfulness are the active ingredients in honesty. Honesty is not in words alone. It is visible. The apostle Paul who was an anointed man distinguished himself as an honest man (2 Corinthians 8:20-21). The “ministration of spiritual things” invariably commits to us “the ministration of carnal things”. By this, I mean ministering the Word of God and the gifts of the Spirit cannot be separated from administering money and physical resources. Countless anointed people disappoint their followers when it comes to money issues. They don’t “administer” money well; they rather abuse it. We owe our followers honesty. They have the right to know where the offerings are going and to know our motives for doing things.
The mouth of an honest person has a seal. Too much talking often leads to exaggeration and dishonesty. Our figures such as church attendance, offerings and testimonies from meetings must be accurate. Exaggeration of facts leads to the execution of a leader. When we cannot lie anymore we must hang our vision. We should give people the right to speak into our lives.
Besides being honest with people, a leader must be honest with himself. We often hear of leaders who fall into sexual and other moral scandals. One of the reasons for these sexual escapades and acts of immorality is that these leaders were not honest with themselves. They knew that they were getting into trouble but they ignored all the warning signs – they were not honest with themselves.
Prayer: Pray for the humility to be honest with God, the boldness to be honest with people and the grace to be honest with yourself.
“The Structured Anointing” by Eastwood Anaba
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