When people see us dealing dishonestly in our business and conduct does that have an adverse effect on our influence? The truth is, I NEED to be honest, or else I put our Lord to shame. When I wear His name, I am applying His endorsement to the things that I do despite whether or not He actually approves. If you are like me, then you don’t want that kind of guilt and charge on your account. You don’t want to bring any kind of reproach upon His name, of course not.
What will your response be to a worldly friend who sells you a car and tells you that you can put a selling price different from the one actually agreed upon. Is the money that is saved in sales tax really worth your soul? It is a tragic thing to think about, but this is a reality in our world today; honesty is not highly regarded in our personal business. It seems at times as if we check our Christianity at the door if we’re “doing plain ‘ole business.” I urge you to provide things honest in the sight of men, because we’re going to be judged based on the things we do (cf. 2 Cor. 5:10; John 12:48).
Let us all strive to be examples to the unbelievers in matters of business and honesty so that we do nothing more than bring glory and honor to our King and Master. God bless you in service to Him!