The Greatest Benefit of Integrity
Posted: Friday, July 28
2 Chronicles 21:1-23:21
Verse of the day:
The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them. (Proverbs 20:7 NLT)
Integrity is who we are when no one is watching. Integrity is also when our actions match our words; when we practice what we preach.
Before we drive off I always ensure that Krista and Morgan are buckled up in the car. I have repeatedly emphasized to them the importance of seat belts. The only problem is I don’t consistently wear mine; it depends on how I’m feeling on that particular day. Krista and Morgan have begun to call me out on it:
‘Daddy! Put your seatbelt on!’
Integrity is who we are when no one is watching, but it is also who we are when our children are watching. Our kids are always watching, they never forget, and they repeat our actions.
One of the greatest fears a Christian parent has is that their child will abandon the faith that they have tried to instill in them. Ultimately nothing matters more than this. Each prodigal has their own story for why they walked away. Some prodigals had fantastic parents who loved God and loved their kids providing a great example. Yet other prodigals have hit the exit because their parents lived one way at church and another way at home.