From “Growing in the character of a disciple”: Chapter 7 – Some more of the ways in which we must become faithful
Never give in to the temptation to lie, or to misuse money or property that has been entrusted to you. Resolve always to be a faithful steward and to tell the truth at all times.
5A faithful witness does not lie,Proverbs 14:5 (NKJV)
But a false witness will utter lies.
Make a decision also to be completely honest with other people’s money when it is entrusted to you:
15 They did not require an accounting from those to whom they gave the money to pay the workers, because they acted with complete honesty.2 Kings 12:15 (NIV)
Aim to gain a reputation for being totally trustworthy with money, and for having complete integrity:
13I put Shelemiah the priest, Zadok the scribe, and a Levite named Pedaiah in charge of the storerooms and made Hanan son of Zakkur, the son of Mattaniah, their assistant, because they were considered trustworthy. They were made responsible for distributing the supplies to their fellow Levites.Nehemiah 13:13 (NIV)