When pride comes, then comes dishonor, but with the humble is wisdom.
The integrity of the upright will guide them, but the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them.
Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
The righteousness of the blameless will smooth his way, but the wicked will fall by his own wickedness. Proverbs 11:1-5
The God of the universe cares about our business dealings. He warns about pride and the dishonor that always follows. Oh that we all could be a bit more humble and receive God’s wisdom. Integrity is a good guide and ultimately, being in a right relationship with God (not riches) will deliver us from death into eternal life. Its just not worth cheating other people, the government or anyone else.
Am I fair and equitable in my transactions with other people? Have I invited God to be my Master in this area of my life?
God, what a great reminder about the importance of integrity. Help me beyond my ability and reward my righteous intentions and actions. Would you show Your might and influence today. I am waiting for one more transaction to be completed.