THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
BE FAITHFUL AND CHOOSE INTEGRITY
What do people think when they hear your name? Do they think, “Oh, that person is always so TRUSTWORTHY and FAITHFUL; they always do the right thing”? Or do they think, “Watch out for that person. You never know what they’re going to do”? You might say, “Oh, I’m a pretty good person. I do the right thing most of the time.” But understand that it’s the little foxes that spoil the vine. God wants us to be people of INTEGRITY, people of HONOR, people who are TRUSTWORTHY. A person of INTEGRITY is open and HONEST and true to her WORD. He says what he means and means what he says. She doesn’t have any hidden agendas or ulterior motives. He doesn’t need a legal contract to force him to fulfill his COMMITMENTS. People of integrity are the same in private as they are in public. They do what’s right whether anybody is watching or not. If you’ll be FAITHFUL and choose integrity in the LITTLE things, it will be a great TREASURE in your life. God will pour out His BLESSING on you as you honor Him ALL the days of your life.
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches…
Proverbs 22:1, KJV
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
CHOOSE INTEGRITY, EVEN WHEN NO ONE IS LOOKING
INTEGRITY is a powerful ATTRIBUTE in the life of the believer. Integrity means that you are DEPENDABLE. You are a person of your word. You’re CONSISTENT and HONEST.
You might say, “Oh, I’m a pretty good person. I do the right thing most of the time.” But understand, it’s the little foxes that spoil the vine. You can veer off course just a little bit, and before you know it, you’re MILES away from your destination. Don’t allow the little things to keep you from your DESTINY; choose INTEGRITY—even when no one is looking. For instance, you might need some paper at home, but you shouldn’t take supplies from the office. Or, you might be running into a store for just a minute, but don’t park in the handicap parking spot unless you’re supposed to. If the checkout clerk makes a mistake and gives you too much money back, that’s NOT God’s provision, that’s a TEST of integrity!
Remember, if you’ll be FAITHFUL and choose INTEGRITY in the little things, God will make you ruler over MUCH. Be a person of INTEGRITY and open the door for God’s BLESSING and HONOR, ALL the days of your life!
“The Lord judges the people; judge me, O Lord, and do me justice according to my righteousness [my rightness, justice, and right standing with You] and according to the integrity that is in me.”
Psalm 7:8, AMPC