Choosing the Right Path
By: Rick Boxx
October 10, 2012
Earlier this year, Russell Wasendorf, the CEO of Peregrine Financial Group, confessed a fraud that fleeced investors of more than $100 million. In his confession he said, “I had no access to additional capital and I was forced into a difficult situation: Should I go out of business or cheat? I guess my ego was too big to admit failure.”
1 Timothy 6:17 teaches, “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God...”
Failure can be a step towards the right path, but it requires us to swallow our pride. If your choice is between going out of business or cheating, humble yourself and close the doors.
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