You have heard it said, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. This principle has been applied to organizations and businesses as well.
From my perspective the concept of honesty and integrity are important elements in the strength of the chain when humans are involved.
Last week my wife picked up a skid load of boxes of books for her business. When the skid was unwrapped to be loaded into our van, the employee helping her discovered all the boxes in the centre of the skid had been damaged. It appears the skid had been dropped or damaged in shipping and the boxes restacked on a different skid and rewrapped so the damage was hidden. Our skid did not arrive on time because of an “exception” in Illinois. I think we know the cause of the exception.
The lack of integrity that would seek to hide whatever took place with our skid of stock is less than I would like to see with a shipping company. What people do not give thought to is declared in Luke 8:17, “For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open” (NIV). Galatians 6:7 reminds us, “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (NIV). Your honesty and integrity matters, don’t waste it!