“No one can serve two masters. Either you will
hate the one and love the other, or you will be
devoted to the one and despise the other. You
cannot serve both God and money" - Luke 16:13.
When leaders begin to serve money or money interests, their leadership is often compromised. Obviously every business must make a little more money than they spend or it is out of business, so there is nothing wrong with maximizing profits. When leaders try to maximize their own profits or when they maximize profits at the expense of quality or people, however, then decisions can be made that will serve money and forget or minimize God and integrity. Once that happens, it is difficult to dethrone money as the supreme ruler when personal or corporate decisions are made.
LEADERSHIP STEP: There is only one antidote to greed and that is generosity at both the individual and corporate level. And this value must be developed and expressed before you deal with large sums of money. What can you do today to help your organization make a decision that is not in their best financial interests, but rather the interests of the poor or your community's welfare? Do you have a chance to do that in your personal finances? Don't delay; act now!