Posted: May 19, 2018
Charles Stanley has a great quote: "obey God and leave all the consequences to Him." Pretty simple, huh? Simple....but not always easy. We are called to live by a higher standard because we answer to the Almighty God.
That means follow all the traffic laws even when you're late. That means turn in that little bit of cash you found because it's not yours. That means don't pretend not to see the people in line ahead of you. That means you let the waitress know when she forgot to charge you for something. That means you let your boss know when you're going to be late instead of just hoping he/she doesn't happen to notice this time...
"Then do what is right and you will be commended." Romans 13:3
God, I am guilty of walking in gray areas, but I know I am called to higher standards. Forgive me for the ways I have tried to cheat and lie just to get ahead a little. I will no longer trade my integrity and Your honor for a few extra bucks or a few extra minutes. Thank You for reminding me when I need to step up and show the world how to live by Your truths. Amen.