Luke 16:1 “And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.”
Luke 16:2 “And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward.”
Luke 16:2 “So he called him in and said, ‘What’s this I hear about you? You’re fired. And I want a complete audit of your books.'”(MSG)
Nobody wants to be questioned or queried. Typical man wants to behave the way he likes, sleep and wake up when he likes, eat and drink what he likes, whether good or bad for his health.
He wants to go where he likes and when he feels like, pray when he remembers, dust his bible on Sunday and open it only in church, praise God when the pastor says to, greet whoever he likes, use his time anyhow, spend money as his “desire and lust” demand.
I have seen some leaders ask followers to bring money for projects which they did. The money was not used for the purposes, and when asked, they replied, “Yours is to bring the money, how it is administered and spent is none of your business!”
This is the attitude of many of our leaders, whether in government, public office and most appalling in church. Such is the nature of man.
The truth is that Jesus came to set us free. We have freedom for sure, but the freedom is not to be converted into independence. Independence is defined as freedom from control. Jesus didn’t set us free to become independent of him; he gave us freedom so that we can still depend on him for control of our lives!
Audit is usually carried out by an external body, but then, the best form of audit is self-audit! A man that personally audits himself will always walk tall and free. He will not be afraid to open his books for anybody. Hear this:
To be continued…
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