The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out. (Proverbs 10:9)
Have you ever been faced with an ethical decision on your job? Were you ever tempted to adjust those figures a bit to make yourself look better? Or cut a corner here and there on the expense account for a few extra bucks in your pocket? Or lie to your boss to avoid blame for a problem?
Maybe you've been asked or urged or told to do something unethical. Like lying about your boss's availability, or your product's capability, or your company's service. The ethical decision you face is a simple one ~ it's not difficult to figure out what is the right thing to do. But it may not be easy for you to make that decision because you may indeed put yourself or your job at some risk.
Remember what Solomon taught us: When you walk in integrity, doing what you know is the right thing to do ~ whether it's easy or not ~ your path is secure. You're on solid ground. You don't have to lie awake at night wondering if you'll be found out. You will walk securely.
On the other hand, if you take the crooked path, no matter how inconsequential it may seem, you compromise your integrity and risk your testimony for Jesus Christ. You put yourself on a crooked path, and eventually it will be found out. Even when no one else is watching, God knows.
To make every workday one of integrity, even if my career is jeopardized.
Lord, whatever issues or decisions are placed before me, I want to choose the right path. I don't want to make decisions based on the consequences, but based on what you would want me to do. Please enable me to have the highest level of integrity in all I do this day.
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