Integrity is the foundation of a strong person. As in most plants the base is larger than the top, or in trees the roots grow out in the same pattern as the top to give it integrity, or strength. I try, every day, to instill integrity into my own child. Those who lack wisdom, lack integrity. Children are mostly lacking in wisdom, so it is our job to guide them along. Often I feel like the blind leading the blind. My own integrity is often lacking. I catch myself all the time. It pains me when I tell a white lie or gossip or lose my temper. Our old nature is always just at the surface. It reminds me to not just live by the Spirit but to also walk by the Spirit. “If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.” – Galatians 5:25
The ease by which you are able to do things that are wrong will be a strong indicator of how your walk with God is doing. Audit yourself daily and commit yourself to starting your day in the Spirit through prayer and reading of God’s Word. You will see a marked change in your own integrity throughout your day.
Let me be weighed in a just balance, and let God know my integrity!
– Job 31:6
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