True Integrity: Man Finds $7,000 and Returns It
“For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of his saints.” ~ Proverbs 2:6-8
Family man Danny DeLaRosa was shocked and surprised when he found a money bag on the side of the road on his route to work. Realizing that there was 7,000 dollars of cash in it, he immediately knew the gravity of the choice he had to make. Let’s face it, there’s a lot a man could do with $7,000! Danny’s moral compass was pointed in the right direction though, and he immediately turned the bag over to his boss. Fortunately, his boss knew who it belonged to and contacted the local business owner who had dropped it.
The owner of a local donut shop had left the bag on the hood of his car when he realized he needed something from his house. When he got back to his car, he had forgotten about the bag and drove off with it on the hood! The bag fell perfectly into the path of the right person though, and we have God to thank for that! A financial loss that big for a small local shop could have been devastating!
Danny reflected later that he knew in the end that the money wasn’t worth more than his honor. He’s absolutely right and this same principle can be applied to every aspect of our lives. Let’s not only thank God for the miraculous turn of events, but lets also ask him for guidance like that in every aspect of our lives.