"Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow" - Proverbs 13:11.
Most ethical failures in leadership and business involve money. Those involved are usually looking for a shortcut to obtain riches, although some are only involved in petty theft or pilfering. Yet stealing small is stealing still, no matter the size of the take, and God is watching to take away what someone unethically obtains. Leaders must learn to be content with what they have and work faithfully to make it increase, both personally and for their organizations. The Bible is clear, however, that someone who is unfaithful in little things (or a small amount of money) is just a few steps away from being unfaithful in larger, more significant things (like taking a larger amount of money).
LEADERSHIP STEP: Your Step today is to reassess your heart condition where money is concerned. How faithful are you in the little things like small amounts of money or things that don't cost very much? Do you use the company postage for personal mail? Use company office supplies like they were your own? And how about the bigger things? Are you looking for shortcuts to get your hands on a lot of money? What price are you paying for that pursuit of a big payday?