In Hastings, MN a man found an envelope filled with $1,000 cash. He turned it into the police anonymously, but not before helping himself to 20%. Skimming $200 from the stash, he included a note indicating that he was short on cash and really needed the $200. It is illegal to help yourself to a reward.
How honest do you have to be to be honest? The finder could have kept the whole amount. Did keeping only 20% make him more honest than if he had kept it all? What about the note? He could have turned it in to the police with no mention of the missing money. --Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
World, November 3, 2012 p. 25
Acts 24:16 (HCSB) “I always do my best to have a clear conscience toward God and men.”