22/5/2016 LESSON 12
JOSIAH: A CATALYST OF REVIVAL
Quarter’s Theme: PORTRAITS OF JEWISH KINGS
Unit 3 – Portraits Of The Kings Of Divided Kingdom (Lessons 5-12)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 212, 362
Devotional Reading: JER. 1:1-10
Topic For Adults
TRAIN YOUR CHILDREN
Topic For Youths
NOW THAT YOU ARE YOUNG
Topic For Intermediates
NOT A QUESTION OF AGE
2 KGS. 22:1-10, 13-20; PS. 85:4-7
(SOUL WINNERS CROWN COMPETITION MONTHS)
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter, fear God and keep His commandments for this is the whole duty of man (Eccl. 12:13) KJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Honesty Is Still The Best Policy
2 Kgs. 22:3-7
2 Kings 22:3-7 King James Version (KJV)
3 And it came to pass in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, that the king sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, the son of Meshullam, the scribe, to the house of the Lord, saying,
4 Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, that he may sum the silver which is brought into the house of the Lord, which the keepers of the door have gathered of the people:
5 And let them deliver it into the hand of the doers of the work, that have the oversight of the house of the Lord: and let them give it to the doers of the work which is in the house of the Lord, to repair the breaches of the house,
6 Unto carpenters, and builders, and masons, and to buy timber and hewn stone to repair the house.
7 Howbeit there was no reckoning made with them of the money that was delivered into their hand, because they dealt faithfully.
Responsibility, transparency, accountability, are words that seem bigger than the word ‘honesty’ but they determine whether someone is honest or not. When a person is given some resources to use for a purpose and he carefully applies the resources to carry out the assigned task(s) and the way and manner he uses the resources are open to verification, and he can correctly show to you that he has utilised the resources without any part thereof missing, he could be said to be honest. Thus, in the womb of honesty you have responsibility, transparency and accountability. In the assigned passage, money and materials were delivered to the carpenters, builders and masons to buy timber and cut stones to repair the house of the Lord. They were not required to give account of how they managed the resources because the workmen were men of proven integrity. They had track records of honesty. They dealt faithfully and that had been visible. What about pilfering at work? Do you not divert office items for your personal use? Can you be honestly entrusted with money and materials without any fear of misappropriation or mismanagement? Think about these things and know that honesty is still the best policy.
Point of Emphasis: Let your integrity be visible to all.
Prayer Point: Lord, give me the grace of zero tolerance for dishonesty in life and at work.