When no one’s watching
The body language of people ready to do something wrong is a dead giveaway. They look left. They look right. They maybe even look up to see if anyone will notice. And then they cheat or steal because no one is watching. Sadly, we all have those motions in our muscle memory. We have violated the commandments of God, the trust of our employers, and our own ethics when we think no one is watching.
It would be an abuse of God’s place in our lives to try to keep people honest by reminding them that “God is always watching, so behave yourselves.” It is because of his place in our lives that we keep ourselves honest when no one is watching. Jesus taught this enduring truth: “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much” (Luke 16:10).
A contributor to the decline of America’s economic might is workers filling their lunch boxes with company stuff when no one is watching and taking it out the door. Employee theft costs our economy billions of dollars annually, and we all pay for it. Jesus taught that the shrewdest thing we can do in the workplace is return more than we were given because trustworthy people are the exception. Every boss is looking for ethical workers who add value to the enterprise when no one is watching.
Stand strong in the attack
God’s equipped you with exactly what you need to defend yourself from the devil when he comes creeping into your life.
David Chadwick’s CD set, The Enemy, shows you how to use the tools God has given you to resist Satan’s advances.
In it, you’ll learn how to:
- Use God’s Word, the ultimate defense, to deflect evil
- Resist the Devil’s advances
- Pray to fight temptation
- Submit to God and let Him work it out for your good
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We pray it helps you stand strong against your enemy!
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