By Drew Crandall
Proverbs 1:10 (KJV): “My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.”
People seeking to please God and to walk in wisdom must have enough fortitude, enough conviction, enough strength of character, enough confidence, enough reverence for our Creator to NOT get involved in evil schemes through peer pressure. People who do get involved, whether through simple naivete or deliberate foolishness, will suffer disastrous consequences.
Sad to say, there are business people who join together to do evil. On television and in the movies, this is often called “organized crime.” Sad to say, there are business people who participate in organized crime who sit in church every Sunday and use their church attendance as a deceptive disguise or cloak for their evil schemes.
On the one hand, you won’t find a company that is 100% clean and pure, even if it’s owned and staffed by Christ followers. If you expect to find the perfect company, you’ll spend a lifetime in frustration. Even the most mature of Christian business people are still under construction.
On the other hand, if the Holy Spirit reveals that you are working in an evil business, your righteous soul will be vexed (like Lot) until you say “no” and extricate yourself from this toxic environment. You may suffer short-term inconvenience, ridicule and financial issues, but the alternative is to be caught in the disastrous long-term consequences. Sin always, ultimately, brings forth death.
If you are enticed to do work for customers who are involved in evil activities, DON’T DO IT!
If you are enticed to collude with suppliers who are involved in evil practices, DON’T DO IT!
If you are enticed to get involved with evil schemes of bosses or co-workers, DON’T DO IT!
Walk in wisdom and you’ll have peaceful sleep and ultimately reap Godly rewards.
Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another. — Mark 9:50 (KJV)