Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Proverbs 28:6 NASB

Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is crooked though he be rich.” Proverbs 28:6 NASB

Integrity is such a singularly powerful word. Businesses thrive when they are seen to operate reflecting it. Leaders are revered when they exhibit it. The dictionary defines it this way, “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.” Simple, clear, and powerful. What is it that makes us want to be people of integrity? I think primarily it helps us personally. Not because it makes us rich or powerful but simply it allows us to sleep at night. We can walk into the day unconcerned that something is going to catch up with us or be revealed and destroy us. What a blessed, peaceful way to live life. Just as powerful as the first definition is the less used second definition, “the state of being whole and undivided.” Most often this definition is used in relation to a physical trait. However, I like the image that we as Christ followers live our life consistently reflecting Jesus with our story. We don’t one day live rightly, when it’s convenient, and the next live to suit ourselves. Integrity for the Christian relates to “integrating” Christ into everything we do – every thought, action, and conversation. Today, let’s live for Jesus and let integrity define us. #BeTheEdge

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