“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” (Psalms 19:14)
A book definition of Integrity would include honesty, morality, principles, and uprightness. Some of the synonyms; honor, good character, principles, ethics, righteousness, morality, virtue, decency, fairness, sincerity, truthfulness, trustworthiness. James would say be doers of the Word. It’s who you are when no one is around, and what you will stand for when everyone is around. It is not just saying the right things, but doing them.
When I think about the concept of integrity, my dear friend and brother in Christ, Dave Maxwell, was an example of integrity and his favorite verse, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).
This level of integrity is impossible without the supernatural influence and the Psalmist and Dave knew this. They knew what they wanted, and he knew Whom to ask. They wanted lives that honored and pleased God. They desired a life that wasn’t consumed by sin or any other concerns of the World. Asking for an act of grace to reveal the wickedness in they’re hearts so that they could persevere with uprightness to our Lord.
Is this your prayer, is this your goal?
Written by Juan Mendez: Juan is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and full-time staff member at America’s Keswick.
Daily Quote: “Integrity is keeping a commitment even after circumstances have changed.” – David Jeremiah
This Week’s Verse to Memorize:
“We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, The One who is and who was and who is to come, Because You have taken Your great power and reigned. Revelation 11:17