When it comes to being a Christian, too often we’re taught to be “nice and loving” to others and that we can’t fight back. In the Old Testament, it’s an “eye for an eye” while in the Gospels we’re to “turn the other cheek.” Which is it?
One of the basic tenants of morality is the Ten Commandments, which all of them apply in business, but for this blog post, we’re focusing on one. The sixth commandment: “You shall not murder!”
Notice that this is a defensive posture towards others, not an offensive one. It’s about protecting your life and the lives of others, and your business from harm.
In protecting one’s life from harm, you need to have the right mindset, you need to “put on” the right mindset.
I’ve had it!
For a while, at least.
My mother’s comment, “I’ve had it with you kids, now be nice or I’m going to get out the paddle if you don’t!” came to mind as I was reading someone’s Facebook wall. There, right in front of my eyes, was a vulgar, racist reference on a new friend’s wall.
That’s why I had had it. I needed a break, but more importantly, I needed a break to do a deep dive into God’s word to refresh my head and replace the mental mush that I was engaged with that was slowing my Godly progress with better stuff.
At issue: Discussions about politics. But reading a few other articles and Facebook posts, it’s becoming a free for all rather than having discussions and debates over issues.
It’s about politics versus policies versus principles. It’s “I am right” not “what is right” from God’s viewpoint.