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Reject Inexpedient Riches

Key Verse

“And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth, That I will not take from a thread even to a shoe latchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich” (Genesis 14:22, 23).

Text — Genesis 14: 21-24


Osagie Erhabor, served in the Nigeria police force. He had N800 in his pocket and earned a monthly allowance of N37, 500 which was not coming as and when due. However, he snubbed a humongous 6 million naira dangled before him so as to compromise the Nigerian government system. He faced the temptation to accept it because of his tough financial condition. However, he rejected the offer. He was persecuted, his life was threatened but at the end of the day he did not succumb. This earned him respect, trust and he became a cynosure of all eyes.  He received an award describing him as the “people’s choice.”

If Satan is distributing free cash, scholarships, visas or other materials, some desperate so-called believers would grab them. Avoid unrighteous riches. Offers from dubious classmates, relations who are swindlers, well-known fraudsters or drug pushers must be rejected. It is not expedient to receive money and materials from questionable sources no matter how close they are to you. Any riches with taint of evil will stain our garment of righteousness. Godliness with contentment is key to escaping such traps.


Avoid unrighteous riches


Godliness with contentment is great gain.

Prayer for today

Help me to reject evil wealth, oh God, in Jesus’ name.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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