The Perils of Success
By: Rick Boxx
May 7, 2012
According to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science’s website, a group of researchers reviewed seven different studies and concluded that upper-class individuals behave more unethically than lower-class people.
These studies revealed that upper-class individuals, as were defined by the studies, had a tendency to behave more unethically in their driving, decision-making, and were more prone to endorsing unethical behavior.
God knows the root of this problem, and highlighted it to the Israelites in Deuteronomy 8:13-14 when he said, “When your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God.”
Success has a way of bringing pride to the surface. Praise God for your successes, not yourself.
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