2 Corinthians 8:21 “For we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord's sight but also in the sight of man.” (ESV)
INTEGRITY/HONOR, a Men’s Ministries one-week daily devotional.
“Come on and join us, no one will know!” We had just arrived on the job site, when a few of the men began to talk about sneaking away for the day. The foreman was scheduled to be at another job site that day, so a few of the workmen wanted to goof off instead of work. My friend, Joe, and I knew that wasn’t the right thing to do, so we began to speak up. Today’s verse tells us that our aim should be not only honorable in the Lord’s sight but also in the sight of man! That saying “no one will know” isn’t really truthful, we will know and have to live with the decisions we make. Getting paid for that day without working wasn’t truthful. We would have been lying, and so Joe and I made the decision that no matter what the other guys did, we would stay and do the job we were hired to do. On the next day of work, one of the guys who left to go “goof off”, came up to Joe and I and said, “You guys made the right decision. I felt guilty all day!” Sir, be honorable! Make the right decision today, not only in the eyes of the Lord but in the sight of those with whom you work!
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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