Entrepreneurial Spirit Series – Moral Dilemma

“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.”Galatians 5:16

We like to think of a definitive line between good and evil.  We believe for the most part that we fall on the “right” side of that line.  We often hear oursleves say that we “would never” do this or that.  Surprisingly though, the Stanford Prision Experiment brings into question the morality of humans.  While not definitive proof that every single person would devolve, it shows us that without a moral compass and the Holy Spirit’s guidance people are capable of absolutely anything.

The main link I can make to entrepreneurship here is that we have to make sure that God is at the center of everything we do.  It really is the only way to avoid gratifying the flesh.  We may want to be “good” but we find ourselves doing the very thing that we don’t want to do.  Given the circumstance, we’re capable of doing things that are out of our normal character.

 For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do.  If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good.  But now, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.  For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find.  For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice.  Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. Romans 7:15-20

Basically sin makes us do things we don’t wan to do and only the Holy Spirit can guide us to morality. Power courrupts and absolute power corroupts absolutely.  If we find ourselves in a position where we are in charge of others – especially where they are vulnerable – we have ot make sure that we don’t take advantage.  Christ came for the least, lost, and left out.  If we teat these people with genuine love and care, then we will not run the risk of being a tyrant to to or lauding over others.

Andrea Scott is the Purpose Guide. She helps you to discover your purpose and to create plans for doing what God is calling you to do. With her guidance you can make your dreams a reality, stop talking about what you’re going to do, and finally live the life you were created to live. Get more inspiration in her books Purpose Quest and Purpose Prayers. Share your faith with the world, check out True to the Word Apparel.

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