Character Counts

Scripture David, my servant, is the one I chose to be king, and I will always be there to help and strengthen him. ~Psalm 89:20-21, CEV Quote Character is infinitely more important than physical attractiveness, talent or even brilliance. ~Timothy Keller Does Character count? During the Clinton administration, we were told by the media that…

Why Are You Pretending

Scripture But when Ahijah heard her walking up to the door, he said: Come in! I know you’re Jeroboam’s wife—why are you pretending to be someone else?  ~I Kings 14:6, CEV Quote Fake people work to maintain an image or reputation–real people work to maintain integrity. ~Ya’akov In the early days, Jeroboam seems to be…

Integrity

Scripture For the upright will inhabit the land, and those of integrity will remain in it. ~Proverbs 2:21, CSB Quote We lose our credibility when we refuse to acknowledge our errors. ~Ya’akov It is hard for a man to say what Jonah said to the sailors, “I know that I am the blame.” We all make mistakes. I don’t…

Integrity #2

Scripture If a king is fair, he makes his country strong, but if he takes gifts dishonestly, he tears his country down. ~Proverbs 29:4, NCV Quote “I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” ~George Washington…

Integrity

Scripture The blameless will be rescued from harm, but the crooked will be suddenly destroyed.  ~Proverbs 28:18, NLT Quote If we take care of our integrity, our integrity will take care of us. ~Max Anders The word “blameless” in verse 18 means complete, whole, entire, or sound. It is a synonym for integrity. Actually you see it linked…

Integrity

Scripture Declare me innocent, O LORD, for I have acted with integrity; I have trusted in the LORD without wavering. ~Psalm 26:1, NLT Quote Only by living openly before the LORD can any person avoid hypocrisy and duplicity. ~Steven Lawson The importance of living a life of personal integrity cannot be overstated. The word integrity…

Sunday Religion

Scripture I do not sit with the worthless, nor do I consort with hypocrites; I hate the company of evildoers, and will not sit with the wicked. ~Psalm 26:4-5, NRSV Quote  It is a tragedy of unbelievable magnitude that so many people see no connection between their worship and the way they live on a regular…