Friday, September 20, 2019

Daily Devotion: Integrity

Bible Reading: Proverbs 20

Key Verse: Verse 7 – “The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.

Key Words: The just man walketh in his integrity

In Proverbs 20:7a we are told that, “The just man walketh in his integrity.” The word integrity comes from the Latin word integer. It’s a math term meaning whole number. The idea behind integrity is that we are whole, that our walk and our talk are one. We do what we say we will do and we are what we say we are. Today so many people freely attribute integrity to others, but are you aware that in the entire Word of God only three people were ever said to have integrity: Abraham, David , and Job. The reason so few people have integrity is because of the pressure placed on them to lose their integrity. For example, Job was attacked by Satan so he would lose his integrity. His wife put family pressure on him, and then his friends pressured him, all so that Job would lose his integrity. No wonder so very few people keep their integrity. Now integrity is not so much what I say about myself as what others say and see about me. I remember for one of my college final exams we had twenty questions. Numbers one and twenty were blank but numbers two through nineteen had questions out beside them. The professor asked us verbally question number one, “Do you have integrity?” Yes or no was the only acceptable answer. Then he told us to answer questions two through nineteen and turn our papers over on our desk. After everyone was finished, he took our exams and then passed them out and said, “Now look at the name on the exam you have before you and look at question number one. If you believe they were truthful about their integrity, give them five points. Integrity is not what you think of yourself, it is what others see in you.”

Today when others look at you, they’ll reach a decision about your integrity. What decision will they reach?

What to do:
✞ Always practice integrity.
✞ Parents, remember integrity is not so much taught as caught.
✞ What would others say about your integrity?.

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