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Daily Bread (Doing What’s Right)

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Doing What’s Right
READ: Psalm 15

He who does these things shall never be moved. —Psalm 15:5

Bruce Weinstein is known as “The Ethics Guy.” His books and seminars challenge people to make choices based on principle rather than convenience or self-interest. In his business workshops, he often asks the participants, “Why should we be ethical?” He says that most responses center on the benefits of honesty and morality—avoiding punishment and having a clear conscience. While acknowledging that there are long-term benefits, Weinstein emphasizes doing the right thing because it’s the right thing to do.

Psalm 15 gives a vivid picture of the person whose conduct grows out of fellowship with the living God. The question “LORD, who may abide in Your tabernacle?” (v.1) is answered with examples from everyday living: “He who walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart” (v.2). It goes on to describe honest relationships with neighbors and friends (vv.3-4), along with integrity in business and financial matters (v.5). The psalm ends with the words, “He who does these things shall never be moved” (v.5).

Ethical living is more than a concept discussed in seminars. It’s a powerful means of demonstrating the presence of Christ in our lives. Doing what is right is always the right thing to do. —David C. McCasland

Lord, help me put away deceit
And live a life that’s true—
And may there be integrity
In all I say and do. —Sper

There is no legacy as rich as integrity.

 

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