Sunshine’s Word of the Day
Good Morning! Happy Tuesday to you all!
Today’s word: Integrity
Job 27:3-5 (NIV)
3 as long as I have life within me,
the breath of God in my nostrils,
4 my lips will not say anything wicked,
and my tongue will not utter lies.
5 I will never admit you are in the right;
till I die, I will not deny my integrity.
Proverbs 20:7 (New King James Version)
7 The righteous man walks in his integrity;
His children are blessed after him.
Integrity means the quality of possessing and steadfastly adhering to high moral principles or professional standards.
I’m sure many of you have heard the saying “My word is my bond.” This means my word is binding like a contract and anything that I say I will do, I will carry it through. Unfortunatley, integrity is lacking in the body of Christ. The children of God are compromising their beliefs, standards, and moral principles in an effort to please the world and to fit in with the world.
Job was a man of integrity. He was tested by the devil and challenged to curse God, but Job never did. He was a man of integrity and he said til he die, he would not deny his integrity. How many believers have put their integrity on the shelf in order to get ahead on their job or even in ministry at church? Are you really succeeding when you compromise who you are in Christ? I SAY, ABSOLUTELY NOT!
The word says a righteous man walks in integrity. You have to stand on your moral principles even when everyone else is doing wrong. When you walk in integrity you are not just doing it for yourself you are doing it for your children. We live in a world where we are guilty by association. If your parents where liars, then people will associate you as a liar because they look at who raised you. You have to show them through your walk that you are a man/woman of integrity. You must stand firm to your moral principles and walk in the way of the Lord.
When you stand firm on the things of God and walk in integrity, even when you are tempted or people try to challenge you, God will bring you through. People can challenge your integrity all day long, but when you stick with God they are fighting a losing battle.
How important is integrity to you? What do you need to change in your life in order to walk in the ways of the Lord? The righteous walk in integrity, no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it. Walk in integrity!
Have a blessed day.
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