So what are the personal take-aways for us in all of this? I’m glad you asked.

1. To rephrase an overworked cliché, I would suggest that when the tough get going, its good advice to stand back, watch, and learn. You’re likely to find that you are not the only one who is trying to do the right thing.

2. Be a cheerleader. When you see someone else (or in this case, a company) doing the right thing, make a big deal about it. Tell your friends. Compliment the person or company. And vote with your dollars. Do business with those who are doing right.

3. Pray for them. There really is a spiritual battle going on. “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:12). We need to be aggressively promoting and praying that good will win over evil.

Anytime we see anyone holding the torch high in this dark world, it is a challenge for us to stand shoulder to shoulder. Life is too short not to take a stand.

Steve Diggs has presented the No Debt No Sweat! Money Management and ReTooled & ReFueled Essential Life-Skills Seminars over 500 times at churches, colleges, conferences, employee groups, and other venues nationwide. Visit Steve at, or or call 615-834-3063.  The author of seven books, Steve has been a TV commentator, syndicated columnist, minister, and, today, is a fulltime speaker.  For 25 years he was President of the Franklin Group, Inc. Steve and Bonnie have four grown children whom they have home schooled.  The family lives in Brentwood, Tennessee.

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