Honesty in Business

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Daily Reading: 2 Samuel 15:23-16:23, John 18:25-19:22, Psalm 119:113-128, Proverbs 16:10-11

Daily Verse: “A just balance and scales are the Lord’s; all the weights in the bag are his work.” Prov. 16:11

Honesty in business.

When people used gold and silver to pay for things, crooks used light and heavy weights to make fraudulent transactions. In today’s world, criminals use two sets of books to hide their indiscretions. However, God uses just scales and knows the ones doing fair and just business.

As in all things, liars get exposed, no matter the transaction. God’s justice will prevail eventually. If we want to save ourselves time and heartache, we will tell the truth up front, no matter how difficult.

Honest people use correct weights and balances when doing business. People want truthful and fair estimates. Skilled businesspeople know precisely what a job will cost and charge accordingly. 

When we had our kitchen cabinets replaced, the contractor ordered an extra piece. He called us immediately when he realized his mistake, asking us if we would pay half the cost. The man’s honesty and willingness to take responsibility made it easy to cover the extra expense.

God uses fair and just measures; we should as well. Representing Christ well means doing an honest business.

Lord, let us always do honest business transactions. Allow the Holy Spirit to guide and direct us in all we do. Help us develop a reputation for fair deals, regardless of the transaction. In all things, let You receive the glory. IJNIP. Amen

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