Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Will You Stick With The Sure Thing?

I received this email today...

We have reviewed your resume at Careerbuilder.com and are eager to inform
you that we are ready to offer you a vacant position of the "Financial Agent".
We looked through your skills and became sure that you correspond to our
requirements.
The position of the "Financial Agent" will require from you a
half-day activity.Your work will consist in transferring money among our
clients.
Job scheme will comprise the following:
1. You get a check by mail.
2. Than you cash it
3. You transfer the money to our clients
Your earning will be 8 % of the amount of each check. Additionally we are
going to effect you $1500 as your salary at the end of each month.
Required
skills to start this job:
- Honesty, responsibility and promptness in operations;
- Prior customer service experience is a good benefit;
- Internet and e-mail skills; Experience in online work;
- Good communications skills
This job will allow you to:
- Get additional free time;
- Efficiently work at home;
- Get financial independence working only 3-5 hours per day;
General requirements:
- Prior customer service experience is a good benefit;
- Internet and e-mail skills; Experience in online work;
- Willingness to take the responsibility to set up and achieve goals;
- Effective interaction with customers;
In addition we will be able to offer you $ 2500 as a monthly payment after completion of the trial period. In case you are interested in the position, please answer this message. We will get in touch with you within 2 working days.

It's interesting that these con-artist even put the word 'scheme' in their email.

How easy is it for us today to get caught in a trap like this one? Easy money, big dollars, little work. These people would send you a check and you would deposit it and transfer the money to their 'clients' and get a commission for doing so. Sounds easy. Sounds good. The only problem is that the check they send you would be no-good and you would be out the money you transferred, out of your own, personal money. It is wise to be aware of schemes and scams.

The same can happen in our walk with the Lord. Some one comes along talking a good game of theology. You are caught unaware. You leave your good sense behind and follow this 'new view' of the Bible. Then.

Then you realize that you had already built a good, solid foundation and your witness had been strong. But you threw it all away when you 'cashed a bad check' from a false prophet. You brought others along with you who now, because of their weaker foundation, are confused and disillusioned by the faith.

Will you check your spiritual bank account today? Will you see if there are enough deposits (prayer, Bible study, use of your God-given spiritual gifts) to sustain you through hard times? Will you remember that even in hard times the Truth is the Truth and we still need to make those deposits? Will you keep your eyes on our Loving Lord so that you will not be swayed by wooers who want to tell you the easy way to free time and riches?

Isaiah 26:3-4 (The Message) People with their minds set on you,
you keep completely whole,Steady on their feet,
because they keep at it and don't quit.Depend on God and keep at it
because in the Lord God you have a sure thing.



1 comment:

Susan said...

Great post! Thanks for making me think today (and always via your blog)

:-) Susan