“…In order to induce me to rent to them… they offered $6000 per month (three times my normal rate)…”

Image result for caricature: garbage in, garbage outGarbage in…Garbage out….Correct in…Correct out:  Why is it important to do your job correctly the first time… and each time?   Why is it important to…“always do the right thing?” 

Here are a few reasons…First impression are important; you may not get another opportunity to leave a good first impression.  Management will judge you by your performance.  It will enhance your career.   It will enhance your health.  You will be setting a good example for others to emulate.  Following good ethical and moral standards is important to your future.

And, rather you believe, or not, it will have an effect on where you spend eternity.  Galatians 6:7-16 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. 

Some years ago… I had an opportunity to lease a building, in which my “normal rate” was $2000 per month.  I was not interested in leasing to the people… as their business was not in my best interest.  In order to induce me to rent to them… they offered $6000 per month (three times my normal rate).  The use of the building was to be a business that was, while not illegal, was immoral, and one that crossed the line of my own standards.  The money was, of course, tempting…but, simply put… I was not willing to sell out to satan. 

About two months later…  I was presented a contract on 30 acres of land for $660K… in which, I had only paid $190K for… just 3 years earlier.  It is my belief that God rewarded me for submitting to His will… and denying satan his glory.

We are told clearly in…   2 Chronicles 15:7 – But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.”  …We all have choices in life… we can take the high road to Glory, or the low road to evil.

…Blessings… cjlb… 1/27/17

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.

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