Exodus 23:8

Illustration of Exodus 23:8 NLT — Take no bribes, for a bribe makes you ignore something that you clearly see.  A bribe makes even a righteous person twist the truth.

Lord, please forgive me for ignoring bad behavior in the past. Remind me that by doing this for money, favors, or acceptance is wrong at all levels. From now on, Lord, please don’t let me ignore evil for any personal gain or group acceptance. Don’t let me endorse falsehood or turn my head to avoid seeing it. Remind me that good people are hurt when I avoid conflict to save face. Lord, help me to love Your truth so much that I’ll do all I can to promote it, obey it, encourage it, and honor it. To Your glory.