Coming out of the conference room, I felt stunned by what I heard from the faith-based company where I worked at the time. At the meeting, executives had just outlined upcoming projects for the coming years.
Although a few past projects had caused me some concern, this latest news shocked me as my employer took a direction I didn’t see coming.
Once back in my office, I began researching the new project that had caught me off guard during the meeting. As I discovered more about it, I knew my hands couldn’t touch it because of my relationship with God.
Because it contradicted Scriptural truth, I couldn’t ever participate in promoting it, believing it had the potential to lead others terribly astray. No way could I purposely be a part of persuading individuals to believe a lie or cause those who were struggling to fight the good fight of faith to stumble and fall.
“Jesus said to His disciples: ‘Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come.’” (Luke 17:1)
Scripture is clear when it warns, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20).
Feeling alarmed, saddened, and somewhat distraught by this new development at work, I turned to God in seeking what to do. Although Scripture urges me to submit myself for the Lord’s sake to every human authority (1 Peter 2:13), it doesn’t include participating in an employer’s decision to disobey God.
More than my offerings and sacrifices, 1 Samuel 15:22 explains how God delights most in my obedience to His Word. And Psalm 128:1 states how blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in obedience to Him.
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