Devotional – The Pathway of Integrity

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Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways. Proverbs 28:6 ESV

Not all who are rich are dishonest.
Not all who are poor walk in integrity.
However, all who walk with integrity possess something far better than silver or gold.

While there is nothing wrong with wealth per se, the desire to gain and retain wealth has lead many to compromise their integrity.

Our desire to maintain our integrity should always trump our desire to be rich. We must be vigilant. We must be on guard, because the temptation to compromise will come. When it does will you stand the test? Or will you succumb to the temptation to sacrifice your principles to the idol of materialism?

Integrity means nothing until it costs something. Are you willing to forego the riches of this world if the pathway to those riches is crooked? “By faith Moses… considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward.” Hebrews 11:24,26 ESV.

Integrity ‘cost’ Moses the treasures of Egypt.

What ‘cost’ are you willing to pay to walk the pathway of integrity?

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Editorial note: Originally published August 10, 2015 at assemblyHUB.com

 

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His Gospel’s Effect: Lesson 18

Road Romans 15:8-33God’s gospel should affect our priorities in living: value the gospel! Romans 15:8-33

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Look! There are people of the nations praising the Lord together! What honor that brings to Christ! What a great work He has done! It is like God said through Isaiah about the Messiah, “In Him shall the nations hope.”

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Jottings – Reassess Everything

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Reassess everything in your life… your career, hobbies, relationships, the books you read, everything; and ask yourself this: is it advancing His kingdom?

From a missionary serving in “other areas” at the CMML Annual Fall Conference, Lincroft, NJ Nov. 12, 2011

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