Walking in Integrity
Do you ever lie or catch your kids in one? Solomon said, “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.”
People lie for various reasons: to protect themselves or others, to avoid embarrassment, conflict, or rejection. Couples lie and deceive one another about their use of money.
We are God’s ambassadors to a lost and dying world. He commands us not to lie, but to be honest at all times and depend on Him. Trusting Him, we demonstrate integrity in the midst of fear and uncertainty. This is true at home, school, or in our career. But, especially in marriage!
Listen to these powerful insights from Scripture!
Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool.
The righteous who walks in his integrity— blessed are his children after him!
Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.
For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of his saints.
David said, When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?
As ambassadors of Christ, remember what Paul told Titus:
Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.
Integrity protects you and honors God.
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