Adrian Rogers told the story of a man who was going to be made CEO of a major company. The Board of Directors talked about it, and it was decided.
In the company cafeteria one day, the existing CEO was behind this man in line. Unbeknownst to the man, the CEO saw him take a pat of butter that cost about 3 cents, then put a slice of bread over the butter so that no one would see it.
The CEO went back to the Board and told them they had the wrong man. He told them that he didn’t have integrity. And for 3 cents the man lost a monumental promotion!
A while back a young Christian man told of a transaction he was doing. He was offered a way to do a little “under the table” dealing, and could save some money. He refused.
Though up front it will cost him a little more money, ultimately he will be the winner and be blessed of the Lord.
Are you faithful in the little things? Let this be the beginning of a new day of faithfulness in your life. Remember the little things.
God is watching to find you faithful. He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.” – Luke 16:10
Categories: Chaplain Ronnie Melancon
Well put and timely.
This is a desperately needed lesson. Look how many people now think it’s perfectly ok to download “free” music illegally, just because it’s so prevalent. And when called on it, they make up a list of justifications about how it’s not really stealing. If they get used to justifying cheating, what else will they cheat on? School exams? Resumes? Spouses? Integrity is sadly underrated these days, yet it’s one of the very few things that no one can take away from you; you give it up or keep it on your own initiative.