I was on a journey with my pastor when we met a team of policemen on the express way at about 5pm. And after they have searched us and did’nt find anything implicating one of them went to the front of the car and shouted ‘stolen vehicle! Just because part of the plate number has fallen out. Sensing trouble and delay even when we knew we have’nt committed any offence. The pastor called the officer in charge and told him ‘look am a man of God and don’t have time for this nonsense, then the officer said ‘then man of God settle us and go your way or do you want us to take you to the station for driving a car without a number? but the pastor insisted that he’s a minster and can’t do such thing to give bribe. Then the police officer said ‘if you are indeed a pastor where is your bible? Because you should have a bible with you, the pastor brought out his bible and the officer ordered him
‘open and read Mathew 5:25-26 to me. The pastor opens and reads ”settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court, do it while you are still with him on the way or he may hand you over to the judge and the judge may hand you over to the officer and you will be thrown into prison, i tell you the truth you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.”
My pastor after reading quietly made an offering of just N300 to the officer. End of service, go in peace and argue no more. Said the police officer.