we don’t follow the speed limit…
I know a few people who follow the speed limit kind of religiously. it’s rather annoying, right?
(one of them happens to be my dad. I think he just does it cuz God told him to.)
but the speed limit is just there as a guide for safety, right? and if you know what you’re doing you can pick your own speed and if you get stopped and ticketed, well, you were prepared to suffer the consequences, right?
because it’s just meant to keep some sort of order on the road and as long as you are following the principle and being safe, the letter of the law doesn’t matter.
this is what I want to believe.
if you can find movies to download online, then they are fair game.
cuz you would never actually go out and buy those movies anyway.
you’re not taking money away from anyone.
(we would never actually burn these movies onto disc, because somehow that seems much worse. and we used to use whatever we could find online for free until we started our first business 7 years ago – we knew that we wanted to have utmost integrity in all aspects of our business.)
but downloading a free kids’ movie isn’t about integrity, is it?
I also want to believe this.
but I’m not sure if I actually do?
today’s Proverbs reading reminded me (again, kind of like it does every month) of this issue that is always in the back of my mind but I never really want to spend time thinking about in case I come to a different conviction than what is serving my convenience at the moment.
Those who forsake the law praise the wicked,
but those who keep the law resist them. Proverbs 28:4
um. I don’t want to praise the wicked. do these things count as “forsaking the law”???
I also just wonder about the spiritual implications of making yourself your own authority.
and justifying things…
these little people are watching every decision we make.
I think it is very hard to overestimate the effect our “little” choices have on our lives.
integrity is VERY important to us.
I’ll have to do a more in-depth post about some of this in the future.
what do you think?