When you say no to what’s right, you lose the opportunity you would have had to learn something of value by doing the right thing. (paraphrase of Mike Lee, pastor)
There are times when we face the choice of doing what is right or something we know would be wrong. The latter choice may offer the prospect of gain or notoriety, but it would cost our personal integrity and maybe our reputation. Besides, not only is it always right to do right, but failure to do so may forfeit the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and experience.
If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right (James 2:8).