Does Your Job Require You to Make Moral Compromises? Read This.

Does your job require you to make moral compromises? If so, please read these story that was narrated by the late RA Torrey in his book, Heaven or Hell.

Our text in Proverbs 29:25 promises, “Whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe. ” He will be safe from all danger of yielding to sin and temptation. If you trust God, temptation has no power over you. A man cannot yield to temptation without distrusting God. Every act of sin is an act of distrust of God. He who trusts God will do right even though the heavens fall.

I knew a businessman who lost nearly everything he owned and had to sell everything else in order to pay his debts. He paid all his debts, but it left him practically penniless. Then he was offered a job with a manufacturing firm. He came to me and said, “What should I do? This is an excellent company to work for. They said they will promote me quickly, but if I take this post, I must work on Sundays. What should I do?”

I said, “Well, you will have to decide for yourself, but if you can’t do it with a clear conscience, you can’t afford to do it.”

He said, “I can’t do it with a clear conscience.” He refused the position, although he did not know what he was to do to support himself and his wife and family of three children. A day or two later, he got a job at very low wages. A few weeks after that, he got a position at several hundred dollars per month. He went on to become the controller of one of the biggest mercantile establishments in the Northwest – all because he trusted God.

When I was home one summer, I found that a young Jewish woman had been converted while I was away. She was a very talented woman, but she had to work hard for her living to support the family. After she was converted, she was full of love for Christ. She went out to the place where she worked, a very large company, and she began talking about Christ to the other employees.

Some of them did not like it. They went to the head of the firm and said, “She is constantly talking to us about Christ. We don’t like it.”

The managers called her in and said, “We have no objection to Christianity, and no objection to your being a Christian. It is a good thing, but you must not talk about it at this company.”

“Very well,” she said. “I won’t work where I can’t take Christ with me and talk for my Master.”

“Well, then,” they said, “you will have to lose your job.”

“Very well,” she said, “I will give up my position before I will be disloyal to Jesus Christ.”

They said, “Go back to work, and we will tell you our decision later.” She went back to work.

At the end of the week, she got a letter from the firm. She said, “Here is my discharge,” and she tore it open. The letter read: “We have a position with great responsibility, with a much larger salary than you are getting. We think you are the woman for the position, and we offer it to you.” They saw she could be trusted. Businessmen are looking for men and women whom they can trust.

Whoever trusts in the Lord will be safe from danger of every kind. We read in Romans 8:31: “If God is for us, who can be against us?” Men will persecute you. They will ridicule you. They will do all they can to harm you. Jesus said in John 15:20, “If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you.” But it won’t do you any harm.

Some people are frightened at the thought of being persecuted. But it is one of the greatest privileges on earth for converts to be persecuted for Jesus Christ. Jesus said: Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (Matt. 5:11-12)

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3 thoughts on “Does Your Job Require You to Make Moral Compromises? Read This.

  1. Sharon Natsarim

    Love your blog and enjoy its articles very much. I just wanted to mention that according to the Bible and if you study the Hebrew meanings, dates and times you will find that Sunday is the Catholic day of sabbath not God’s chosen and appointed Sabbath. Friday night at sundown until Saturday at sundown is the appointed Sabbath by Yahweh that the Apostles and Jesus observed. We cannot do as we wish, we must be obedient to HIM and His chosen days and appointed times.

    Just as there is no Christmas in the Bible…and in fact it speaks openly against Christmas trees and honoring Him as the pagans honor their gods. The Feast of Tabernacles is when our Messiah came to Earth and tabernacled (dwelt) among us! Notice the small lean to’s and dwellings the Jews set up on these feast days (that last 7 days)! THAT is the same type of dwelling Jesus was born in (nativity scenes show it best)…because it was during these feast days that He arrived. All of Yahweh’s appointed feasts are a plan for our future…rehearsals, if you will. Some have come to pass, some we are still rehearsing. The next one coming in October is the Feast of Trumpets! The day that no man knows the day or hour…it is a picture of Jesus returning at the last Trump!!!! We have such a beautiful and orderly God…all praise and honor to Him always!!!

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