“The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live.” (Pro 15:27)
Our motivations feed our actions. If our main motivator is greed for material gain, we will eventually act on impulse to satisfy that motivation. Our greed is modified and balanced by a generous life when we are surrendered to the lordship of Christ.
When our motivation is to serve and honor Him, we will act in accordance with His will. When it comes to bribery, He has one standard and one alone. He hates bribery and encourages us to do likewise. The outcome of giving in to our own selfish desires is ruin. The outcome of leading a God-centered existence is life.
Quick Prayer: I hate all bribes. Amen.