Integrity Moments - April 23, 2013


A Double Life
By: Rick Boxx
April 23, 2013


As a rebellious teenager, I lived a double life. My family required that I attend church on Sunday’s, even though I despised going.

At church, I became masterful at saying and doing the right things. Whenever I was outside the church, however, the real Rick Boxx surfaced. My drinking and carousing would have appalled our church leaders.

Many people in the business world also live double lives. They act one way on Sunday mornings, and completely different on Monday’s. For many, their business practices idolize money and power rather than God.

Jesus said in Luke 11:39, “Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness.”

Examine your business practices today. Are you serving God’s interests, or your own?

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Originally published April 23, 2013.