I enjoyed the question about "Lying," and it caused me to think about a believer working in a job that would require them to lie, stretch the truth or alter the facts to accomplish a task or be successful on the job. For example, a used car and even new car, salesperson would have to lie at times, or at least stretch the truth to make that sale. A mortgage broker (and we know this to be true because lying resulted in bad loans that broke the economy and depressed it a few years back) would have to lie or stretch the facts to make a living. In my case, in order to catch bad guys, like child molesters, child abusers, etc., I had to tell lies in order to get them to reveal the truth of what they did. To catch an unlicensed day-care provider, I'd have to either go to the home and pretend I was looking for a day or do it over the phone, and then cite them when I discovered they had no valid license. This always meant shutting them down and leaving them with no ability to make a living, and it left parents who left their kids there without a day care, inconveniencing them while the sought a place to care for their children! I always felt bad about having to lie, but as the unit manager, I had to do my job. That always bothered me, and I had one Christian gal, that refused to lie to accomplish the tasks I just told you about, so I told her that was fine, and had others do that lying, when needed, by pairing her up with an investigator that had no qualms with lying! I think you get the idea. So the question is, should a believer work in a career that will require lying, no matter what the reason, in order to seal the deal for their employer?