READ: Psalm 15
[in-teg-ri-tee] – The quality of being of sound moral principle; uprightness; honesty, and sincerity
What would you do if your boss asked you to put untrue information on a report? What do you do if you are taking a test that determines your admission to a university? How would you respond to someone who is harassing you or your children? These and many more situations are faced almost daily. What situation last challenged your integrity?
How can a person gain INTEGRITY?
Psalm 15:2 tells us how:
-He/She whose walk is blameless
-He/She who does what is righteous
-He/She who speaks the truth from his/her heart -He/She who has no slander on his/her tongue -He/She who does his/her neighbor no wrong -He/She who despises a vile man but honors those who fear the LORD
Why should a person desire INTEGRITY?
-God UPHOLDS them – Psalm 41:12 In my INTEGRITY You uphold me and set me in Your presence forever.
-VICTORY over enemies – Proverbs 2:7 He holds victory in store for the upright and a shield for those whose walk is blameless. -God GUARDS them – Proverbs 2:8 He guards the course of the just and protects the way of His faithful ones.
-PEACE – Proverb 16:7 When a man’s ways are pleasing to the LORD He makes even his enemies live at peace with Him.
-REWARDS – Proverbs 11:18 The wicked man earns deceptive wages, but he who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
PRAY: Heavenly Father, I love You. Help me keep my eyes on You and forgive me when I don’t. I can do nothing without You, so live through me today and my words will be Your words and my actions will be Your actions. That is the only way I can have INTEGRITY.