“Honesty is a great work policy”
The flip side of Solomon’s work coin has to do with honesty. Solomon urges us to remember the “Lord detests” cheating at work. In Solomon’s day this was done by tampering with the scales used to measure the weight of gold, silver or other things. They would make their items weigh more to get more money and make others weigh less so it would cost less. And in doing this they would cheat.
Now this is not what cheating looks like today. It looks very differently but it is still activity which the Lord detests and causes us to lose our impact. Cheating in our day and age can look like the following:
1) Using company time to surf the internet to shop, check sports scores, or do other things which are not a part of your job
2) Borrowing company items without permission.
3) Abusing company items like using a company car for personal use.
4) Stealing in the form of using the company credit card for your own use or your expense account for unrelated things
And the list can go on and on. Many companies are trying to find ways to stop this abuse and deal with the problems it creates.
When I worked in High School at Stop and Shop I had a co-worker not just fired but also charged with stealing. He was not taking money, rather he was taking food of the shelves and eating it for his break. It took them a while to catch on, but when they figured it out they had no idea how much this was costing them.
So where are we acting dishonestly in our work? We must repent of this and live differently. God detests this type of behavior and dishonors the company which is giving us a job.
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