#TodaysWord: SHUN BRIBERY [23:09:2021]

Bible Text:

Deuteronomy 16:19

You shall not pervert justice; you shall not show partiality, nor take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous”.

Today’s Word –

Bribery is fast becoming an acceptable way of life in our societies and the world at large, because of men’s greed and their cravings for wealth.

Implications of Bribery –

1. God is righteous and Just, hence He hates bribery (Exodus 23:8).

2. Bribery is found in the midst of the wicked (Proverbs 17:23).

3. Bribery leads to lies and deceit (Psalm26:10).

4. Bribery leads to pollution and a corruption of the heart (Ecclesiastes 7:7).

5. Bribery perverts Justice (Isaiah 5:23).

Consequence of Bribery –

1. Distance from the presence of God (Deuteronomy 10:17).

2. The wrath of God (Job 15:34).

3. There is no profit in taking bribes (Proverbs 10:2).

4. Bribery troubles a household (Proverbs 15:27).

5. Bribery tears down a country (Proverbs 29:4).

6. Bribery leads to destruction by fire (eternal condemnation) – Job 15:34.

How do we get delivered from the character of Bribery?

1. Obey the word of the Lord >>> you shall take no bribes (Exodus 23:28).

2. Exalt the command of God over the intentions and instructions of men (Acts 8:20-23).

3. Live within your means (Isaiah 1:23).

4. Ask the Lord for your needs (Mathew 7:7).

5. Pray against the root of Bribery in your life (Mathew 15:13).

May the Lord bless His word, in Jesus name, amen 🙏.

The Messenger Blog Publication 2021

@awehilary

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