Saturday, April 10, 2010

Integrity

Below is the daily Bible reading I am doing for the West Side Church. Please feel free to follow along.

When I was in high school my FFA chapter would go to the Farm Science Review each year. The first year we went our Ag teacher Mr. Daniels caught wind that some of the students had chewing tobacco on them. When we were getting on the bus Mr. Daniels questioned each student. There was a group of us that got on and because of our character he didn’t even question us. None of us were the ones breaking the tobacco rule, and thus are integrity remained intact.

Today reading (Proverbs 11) discusses this very topic … “The Lord abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight” and “The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.” I think these are words that we need to use in our lives each and everyday.

As followers of Christ we are to be people of high integrity. Whether we are working for a company, playing a board game or get involved in a minor traffic accident, one of the best witnesses we can have is our integrity. Friends, that is what God is looking for. He delights when we are honest. He honors those who hold themselves to a higher scale. How is your integrity? Do you keep it high at all times, or are there times where you allow it to slip a little?
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