2 Kings 12:14-15 But they gave that to the workmen, and repaired therewith the house of the LORD. Moreover they reckoned not with the men, into whose hand they delivered the money to be bestowed on workmen: for they dealt faithfully. .
Scruples? What in the world are Scruples? Some will say, I know, Scruples was a card game where players were faced with a dilemma and had to try to give an answer that would be the ethical thing to do. They would be kind of right. Some may say it was a 1980’s miniseries on TV. They too would be correct. However just what are Scruples? The first definition of the word Scruples given by dictionary.com is; “a moral or ethical consideration or standard that acts as a restraining force or inhibits certain actions.” In other words, it is a person with a conscious toward what is right. We don’t hear that word used to often anymore. I wonder why?
In our text today it says; “…they reckoned not with the men, into whose hand they delivered the money to be bestowed on workmen:” In other words they did not even have to count the money they handed over to the workers. No ledgers, no bookkeeping. The workers were given the money with no question as to what it would be spent on, or how much they would spend. Why was the business of the temple handled in such a careless fashion, you might ask? That is answered in the last line of today’s verse; “…for they dealt faithfully.” They could be trusted. These were moral upright men of God. They served with a conscience. They had SCRUPLES! A moral consideration for God and His work that kept them from doing wrong.
Oh, that the world today would see Christians in this light again. Moral, Upright, Faithful, People of character, and believers who live by the standard of God’s word. Men and women with SCRUPLES!
Call it what you will, do people see you as
Faithful, Upright, Scrupulous?
In each of the devotions this week, and every week, we see the hand of God at work. That’s Who We Seek. We saw Him in the devotion:
●That’s What He Said
● That’s What He Sought
● That’s When It Stopped
● That’s What He Saw
● That Was Their Sin
● That Word Is Scruples
In preparation for your Sunday worship of your Lord and Saviour, pray today He will meet you where you need Him most because, That’s Who We Seek.
Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs
|June 3, 2019||2 Kings 14-15||John 12:1-22|
|June 4, 2019||2 Kings 16-17||John 12:23-50|
|June 5, 2019||2 Kings 18-19||John 13:1-17|
|June 6, 2019||2 Kings 20-22||John 13:18-38|
|June 7, 2019||2 Kings 23-24||John 14|
|June 8, 2019||2 Kings 25||John 15|
|June 9, 2019||No Passages Assigned|
Acts 17:27-28 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
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