The Stealership

The spirit of man is Yahweh's lamp, searching all his innermost parts. Proverbs 20:27 WEB

A friend of mine once worked as a salesman at a local car dealership. One day a lady came in that wanted to buy a certain car, but the air conditioning did not work properly. The manager wanted to move that car and he promised her that they would fix the air conditioning for free if she would bring it back later in the month.

She purchased the car as is, but when she brought it back to have the air conditioning repaired, the manager denied promising her anything. Then he called my friend into his office to back up his lie. At that point my friend had to make a decision: To do the right thing and tell the truth, or to look the other way, and keep his job.

He 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. In the end it worked out for the best as the "stealership" soon closed and my friend has built a loyal following of people that will only buy a car from him, wherever he works.

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

The Spirit searches all of our motives and transactions as a light shining into the darkest places. It reveals the things that we would like to keep hidden. 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.

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