Day 24 - Integrity in Business

WHAT’S GOD’S HEART FOR BUSINESS?

Proverbs 13:11: “Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles…”

Deuteronomy 24:14-15: “You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy…”

When I think of examples of integrity I don’t have to go far, as my father modeled this virtue as well as anyone I know. On one occasion our family was traveling upstate to visit our grandmother. We stopped at a gas station for gas, toilet and a coke. At that time we would leave a deposit for their glass bottles; but normally we were done by the time we left the station.

Well, my sister decided to take hers in the car without leaving a deposit. When we got down the road about 5 miles or so, my father saw her with that coke in the back seat, and asked if she made that two-cent deposit. When he learned she didn’t, he promptly turned the car around and went back to that gas station. Now, that station would have never known the difference, but we did. No amount, even a two-cent deposit is too small to claim as ours if it’s due to another party.

REFLECTION:

  1. Am I a person of integrity that can be trusted completely, or are there some areas of my life where I cut corners?

  2. Do people I do business with know that I will give them exactly what they expect from me, whether a full day’s work or a product that is all I say it is?

  3. How can the Church in your city be known in the community as the people that will be faithful to its word and commitments to its neighbors?

Steve Ulmer Shoreline, WA.

PLEASE SHARE WHAT GOD IS REVEALING TO YOU BELOW! REMEMBER TO SAY WHAT CITY YOU ARE FROM!

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