Negotiations are tense in Washington as the government shutdown was ended but another looms in only a few weeks because of continued disagreements on immigration policy. With such high stakes negotiations ongoing, it begs the question: how can we negotiate in a Godly way? In Proverbs, it says, “All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit.” Whether negotiating national legislation or a deal on a used car, we each have the temptation to tilt a deal in our favor. But Jesus knows our hearts and “weighs our spirits.” Negotiating in a Godly way places mutual benefit and honest truth over personal gain. Today, pray for the strength to resist greed and temptation in your daily interactions with others.
“All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit.” — Proverbs 16:2 ESV