Do you place your company “up-front” or do you use your company “as a front?” I’ve found that there have been times that I have questioned my own intentions. I don’t question them, so much during the pursuit of the issue at hand… but afterwards… when I’ve had time to reflect on the entire process.
I’ve even had other(s) question my intentions. This is nothing new… I’ve had my intentions questioned many times over the years. Not because I’ve done something wrong, but… because I’ve been “miss-understood” as to what I was doing. Maybe because I was not ‘clear enough,’ or maybe because they weren’t listening…enough. That said: I should correct myself in that my intentions are, on occasion… miss-understood, rather than questioned.
To some, though…there’s probably not a dimes difference between the two. It would be my desire, and my honest intent… that I place God up-front, and any other person, place, or thing… would follow HIM. One could use this same scenario, rather it’s one’s company, one’s boss, or a particular individual, or possibly even…God; to describe their own situation.
In fact, a bit more…far-fetched … but it illustrates my point very well is: some men will marry, so that they might “use their wife as a FRONT, when in fact, they are marrying to ‘hide their true character.’ Or, you may have some who get married… just so… they can stay in the United States… obviously a front, rather than be deported. Or worst yet, some might be “using God as a front”…in order to serve their particular… likely mischievous purpose… rather than putting Him “up-front,” to serve HIS purpose.
There are those who feel some of our senior federal officials might be guilty of this type of behavior. Using friends, wives, bosses, or companies as a FRONT can be defended in some cases… but not so with God, as to “use God as a front”….well; that would be a dangerous thing to do. Sure, God is the God of 2nd chances, as Jesus died on the cross for our sins; but to mock God… would be very risky. I would not want to travel that road. “Using God” is no different as using His name in vain. As said in Exodus 20:7 – “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.” Also, check out Matthew 7:23 “I never knew you; Depart from me”