Integrity, Righteousness, Truth
Psalm 15:1-2 (NASB®)
O LORD, who may abide in Your tent? Who may dwell on Your holy hill? He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness, and speaks truth in his heart.
Since we need to walk with integrity in order to dwell with the Lord, we need to know what that means. Integrity means alignment between what you believe and what you do—if that’s wrapped in the insulation of a worldview that’s derived from Scripture. If you believe something evil and then do something evil, you are not a person of integrity. But if you start with a worldview that’s informed by Scripture, with God’s perspective, and then you bring alignment between what you believe and what you do, you’re a person of integrity. Truth is the glue that facilitates that. We live in a season when integrity and truthfulness are diminishing because our culture doesn’t attach much value to them anymore. Getting ahead by manipulating the truth is considered good business in many circles, but I call that bad character. Be a person of truth and integrity. It matters in God’s economy, and it matters in our world.
THINK ABOUT IT
Do you ever bend the truth to suit your needs, or do you strive to live with integrity in everything you do?
Heavenly Father, above all, I desire to be a person of integrity. Teach me about being a person of integrity and truth. I choose today to confess my inconsistency. May my life be used to bring others to know Your love and saving plan. In Jesus’ name, amen.