TOPIC: MONEY MATTERS AND EFFECTIVE SERVICE DELIVERY TEXT: 2 KINGS 12:1-16
Money matters are one of the areas through which great leaders are tested. A look at African leaders will reveal that almost all of them are adjudged to be failing because of the way they use their nation's resources in the service of their people. Many church leaders and Christian organizations are not left out. King Joash gave a very clear instruction that the Temple should be renovated and stated how the funds should be sourced.
For twenty-three years of Joash's reign, the Temple was never renovated. Although we are not told why it may be as a result of too many priestly duties or poor financial management. Perhaps as priests, they lacked the necessary financial education to handle the huge amount collected.
As a leader who must account for all the money released through you, you must ensure it is properly accounted for within a reasonable period.
QUESTION How would you rate yourself regarding financial accountability on a scale of 1-10?
PRAYER Do you have challenges in managing your money or money entrusted into your care? Take time to pray and ask God to help you develop a system of integrity.