Record Fine

Google, Dublin.
Following a seven-year-long investigation the EU slaps Google with €2.4 billion fine over antitrust abuses — now Google will have the opportunity to appeal to the European Court of Justice.  The business has been given 90 days to cease these practices or face further penalties.

Seven years under investigation and they haven’t ceased questionable practices?

We understand there’s a fine line between compliance and noncompliance.  I’m sure Google will appeal because it firmly believes they’re complying with the EU’s antitrust guidelines.  But at the same time, the judge and the prosecutors, at least in this instance, have seen more than enough evidence that proves otherwise.  So, what’s there to learn?

The word that comes to mind is:

adjective  |  un·re·prov·able  |  \¦ənrə̇¦prüvəbəl, -rē¦-\ )
Not doing anything that might attract reproof  :.  not open to reproof  :.  not meriting censure  :.  blameless

It’s impossible to live a blameless life if you walk the thin line between compliance and noncompliance.  In fact, it’s necessary to maintain a safe distance to the correct side of said line, to be truly unreproveable.  Leave the opportunistic accuser unarmed against you — set the higher standard of the Kingdom that’ll make our beloved Heavenly Father smile!

It’s no wonder that our Lord Jesus Christ himself calls us insistently to be blameless.

Under the guidance of our sweet Holy Spirit, questionable practices are exposed and banished.  Some of these practices may be something that in principle we don’t necessarily want to give up — yet we do, for Him that drew us with gentle cords, with bands of love, with Him that took the yoke from our neck, in Him that stooped and fed us.

Are we seriously questioning our own actions when they’re inconsistent with the biblical parameter?  ^H