“Wisdom to Live By!”
Being a person of “integrity” means that you mean what you say, and you do what you say you are going to do. You are trustworthy and dependable. People know they can count on you. When people hear your name, are their immediate thoughts positive or negative? What people think of you sometimes depends upon their own perceptions. In today’s world if people disagree with you about almost anything they will do their best either to avoid you or to criticize you in order to build themselves up and to make themselves feel better. A good test of your character is what those who know you best think of when they think of you. And an even better way to determine whether you are a person of integrity is to ask GOD!! In His Word God tells us what HE is looking for in the lives of those who confess Him as the only true God and who are disciples of Jesus Christ. You may not care what other people think of you, but GOD does! We who are witnesses of Christ are called to live in this world as ambassadors of Christ, pointing people to the kingdom of God. In order to do that, our lives must be consistent with our words. Having a “good name” doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone will like you, but it does mean that they will know where you stand and why you stand there. They will see a “consistency” in your life that is based on the unchangeable foundation of God’s truth as you live in obedience to Christ’s commands. Such a life is evidence of the work of God’s Spirit and is blessed by God!