When reading the book of Job, the word “integrity” stood out to me.
Job faced a very challenging time in his life. He lost children, possessions, and many other things. But one thing Job never lost was his INTEGRITY – THIS AMAZED ME!
His integrity kept him from wavering in hard times.
It is easy to let your standards down when faced with complex circumstances, take shortcuts, and find easier routes.
But ultimately, doing things with integrity will bring the results you truly desire.
What is integrity? Integrity is consistently being trustworthy, faithful, honest, blameless, innocent, righteous, and moral.
Dishonesty is the opposite of integrity.
Integrity will protect you and promote you when the time comes. It will guide you in making the right decisions, and you will be honored in time.
A life of integrity will lead you down a life of rewards and fruit. A life of dishonesty will lead you down a life of regret and consequences.
Instead of letting the hard and discouraging times get the best of us, let it be an opportunity to exercise integrity.
Job chose to maintain his integrity – as did David, Paul, the disciples, and even Jesus. Their time for promotion came. They reaped the rewards and fruit of integrity at the end of the day.
Job 27:4-6 says, “My lips will not speak falsehood, and my tongue will not utter deceit. Far be it from me to say that you are right; till I die I will not put away my integrity from me. I hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go; my heart does not reproach me for any of my days.”