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Integrity Everywhere

Posted: Wednesday, October 29

Pastor Mark McKinstry // Christian Education & Missions Pastor

Pastor Mark McKinstry // Christian Education & Missions Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Lamentations 1:1-2:22
Philemon 1:1-25
Psalm 101:1-8
Proverbs 26:20

 

Verse of the day:

I will lead a life of integrity in my own home. (Psalms 101:2)


In college or university study, 101, refers to the basic, freshman level courses. New students are required to pass these beginner courses before moving on to the more “advanced” work. For some strange reason this Psalm of David was assigned the number “101.” And whether that is coincidental or Spirit-directed, the reality is integrity is baseline in our Christian living. With it, you’ll soar, without it, you’ll sink.

 

Integrity is primarily defined in two ways. First, as an “adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.” Let me ask, how are you doing with that? Are you honest in every way? Secondly, it is “the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished.” In math, a “whole number” is also called an “integer.” Fractions and decimals aren’t whole so they don’t make the cut. And whether you’re as bad as 1% or as good as 99%, unless you’re 100% you are not “whole”.

 

David deals with integrity in the environment where the majority of us feel the most comfortable, the place where we often “let our hair down.” His declaration implies that if you live wholly for God in private then you are a man or woman of integrity. Does the private you match the public you?

 

Choose to be wholly God’s today in every action, word, or thought. Don’t settle for just a fraction of the life God has empowered you to live.