Greed… Rationalization… Compromise



Recently, in the course of counseling a young businessman, I was asked if I thought insider trading was wrong.

Is it against company policy” I inquired? “Yes,” he replied. “Is it against the laws of the land,” I queried? “Yes,” came his response.

After an awkward pause I asked, “Joe, why then, are you asking me this question?


In frustration I then directed him to look at Job 27:3-6:

As long as I have life within memy tongue will utter no deceitTill I die, I will not deny my integrityMy conscience will not reproach me as long as I live.

As we read this passage from his Bible, I noticed that he already had it circled and underlined.

Had he not previously pondered and perhaps even wrestled with the truth…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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