Jul 21, 2007

what does God say about kickbacks?

"A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live."
--Proverbs 15:27

"A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it; wherever he turns, he succeeds."
--Proverbs 17:8

"A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice."
--Proverbs 17:23

"A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath."
--Proverbs 21:14
You gotta play it by ear. Examine the situation. Sort things out. Check the lay of the land. See how it lies. Weigh the costs and benefits. Think it through.

Overall, though, let one principle guide you: whenever you bribe, lie, cheat, or steal, make sure it's for the greater good. (The greater good.)

[144th in a series]

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