Today’s Reading: 1 Chronicles 7:1-8:40 (additional reading: Psalm 7:1-17 and Proverbs 18:22)
In the psalm we read together today David is asking God to judge him according to his righteousness and his integrity. Ask yourself this question, if you were standing before God today, and you asked God to judge you according to your righteousness and your integrity, how would you do? (Would you be proud of yourself, or would you be ashamed, do you think that you have a great deal of work left to build your integrity?
The definition of Integrity in the Hebrew meant completeness, moral innocence, or perfection. The exact opposite of compromise.
Our integrity is so important because it defines to others who you are. When someone thinks of you, inevitably, they will think about whether or not you have integrity. People want to know if you’re for real and it determines how you will react in certain situations. When you are faced with circumstances where you have the choice to either do right or do wrong, your integrity, or lack of it, will determine what you do.
It also demonstrates your spiritual condition. If you have no integrity, then you have a spiritual problem, because God wants us to be righteous, to have integrity.
So I just want you to have a think again whether we could do as David and ask God to judge him according to his integrity. What would God find out about our integrity?
Would people call you a person of integrity?
What would God say about our integrity?
Father, Thank You that You set the example for us in all areas of life. Help us to live by our word and in obedience to You. Help us not to be fake, but live as a real example of someone who is walking in fellowship with You. In Jesus’ name, Amen