This verse came the other day as one of my "daily verse" emails. I don't remember exactly what ethical dilemma I was dealing with at the time, but it was one thing or another! ;-) Sometimes it is hard, in the heat of the moment, to do what is right--especially when it would feel so GOOD in the immediate. I think of some words my pastor spoke. "We must not sacrifice the ETERNAL for the IMMEDIATE!"
To my friends who stand up for ethical adoptions and stand against corruption, keep up the good fight!
|He who walks righteously and speaks what is right, who rejects gain from extortion and keeps his hand from accepting bribes, who stops his ears against plots of murder and shuts his eyes against contemplating evil - this is the man who will dwell on the heights, whose refuge will be the mountain fortress. His bread will be supplied, and water will not fail him.