Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Getting to Yes
Somewhere along the line I picked up this helpful book called Getting to Yes. Although it is a secular book, I came across a fascinating part where the authors, Ury and Fisher, state that in order to negotiate fairly, one must have an objective standard or law. Guess what? The psalmist says "Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord." And he says "Your righteousness is righteous forever, and your law is true." While Ury and Fisher do not acknowledge God, they must borrow from the Christian worldview in order to do any proper, effective negotiating. Lord, help me not to be ashamed of your law, but, like the psalmist, to make it my delight.