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The Stealership

  • ...Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded? No, but you yourselves do wrong and defraud, and that against your brothers. Or don't you know that the unrighteous will not inherit God's Kingdom? Don't be deceived... 1 Corinthians 6:7-9 WEB.

    A friend of mine once worked as a salesman at a local car dealership. One day a lady came in who was interested in buying a particular car. However, the air conditioning didn't work correctly. The manager really wanted to sell that car. When my friend asked him about repairing it, he said they were too busy but promised to fix the air conditioning for free if she brought it back later in the month.

    The woman purchased the car that day on the manager's promise and left. Later, when she brought the car back to have the air conditioning repaired, the manager denied that he had promised her anything. Then he called my friend into his office to back up his lie. At that point, my friend had to decide whether to do the right thing and tell the truth or look the other way and keep his job.

    My friend sided with the woman and got the air conditioning on the car fixed, but the embarrassed manager got even with him, and he lost his job. It worked out for the best anyway, as the "stealership" soon closed, and my friend built a loyal following of people who will only buy a car from him, regardless of where he works.

    Have you ever done something and then felt wrong about it later? Maybe you did not describe the item that you sold clearly enough? I have. It is easy to lean towards the salesman inside us in business transactions if we are not careful.

    The Holy Spirit searches all of our motives and transactions as a light shining into the darkest places. It reveals things we would rather be hidden. Today, if you face a choice of doing what is right or looking the other way, remember that right will always be right, and it will work out for the best in the long run. Short term gains are quickly lost, but the guilt will remain.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please guide me and help me to make the right decisions in my life. Keep my focus on You and prevent me from becoming distracted. Help me to live a life that is pleasing in Your sight. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen,
January 29, 2021
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask this Amen.

January 29, 2021
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen 

 

January 29, 2021
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

January 29, 2021
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Thank you Heavenly Father for guiding me away from evil.  I trust you Lord. Amen

January 29, 2021
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Help us Jesus to make the right decisions and live our lives for your glory. Amen 

January 29, 2021
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

January 29, 2021
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

January 29, 2021
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Amen thank you Jesus. Love the word today, thank you Pastor Dion! 

January 29, 2021
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes Father, please help me to always do what is right in your eyes. Amen!

January 29, 2021
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

In the name of Jesus Christ I pray and give thanks for God's grace and mercy! Amen!

January 29, 2021
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Lord for teaching me your ways and for always being here to pick me up, dust me off, and get me back in the ring, we sure do love you and need you in our lives.In Jesus'name I pray amen.

January 29, 2021
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Praise your precious name Lord. Thank you for always trying to keep me on the right path. I am trying to do all I can in such trying times to keep vocusing on Your word and promises.  Thank you Pastor for your guidance.

January 29, 2021
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father our path is very important to us, keep showing us the right and wrong in life so we can do it as You has teaching us, in Jesus Christ name we pray, Amen. Lord lead us, Amen. 

Dear Pastor and Sylvia, this great message is an important step to follow, God bless you both. Amen. 

January 29, 2021
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

January 29, 2021
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Your real-world story illustrates so much of how the world works today, Pastor Dion. Thanks for pointing us to the Lord's way!

Keep my focus on You and prevent me from becoming distracted, Lord. Amen 

January 29, 2021
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

January 29, 2021
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes amen Lord 

January 29, 2021
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

January 29, 2021
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

January 30, 2021
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

In jesus name  amen 

January 30, 2021