So no, as a believer, I never judge. I never condemn; nor should you. But, we point people to a God who does. If we roll the dice and say, “I saw…I thought…I felt;” If we say, “Yeah, Lord, I did obey you,” but we’re not really doing the real deal, we are out in the elements and we can get pelted by rain and hammered by hail. Now some of you are thinking this… I know what you’re thinking.
You’re thinking, “Okay man, what if someone in authority over me asks me to do something that’s illegal, immoral or against God’s word? What about that?” Now, that happens about five percent of the time. Don’t focus on the five percent so much that you miss your own Micmash, that you miss your own Amalekites, okay?
But let’s do talk about the five percent of the time. Because here’s what some people have told me over the years about their boss or manager asking them to do the wrong thing. One of the deals goes something like this: “Hey, Ed, my boss tells me I have got to take my clients to gentlemen’s clubs. I’ve got to entertain them there, because that’s where we do real business. And if I take them to gentlemen’s clubs, we’ll make more money and we’ll have more clients. What should I do, Ed?”
I go, “Man, that’s easy. Just take them to Hooter’s!” No, I’m kidding. I woke a couple of guys up, “What?” No, don’t take them there. What do you do as a believer? That’s a good situation? Or, what if your boss says, “Lie about the product. Tell them the check is in the mail. Kind of exaggerate a little bit.”