Integrity: What's the Price?
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. Mark
- When we are all alone, with no peer pressure to keep us on the
straight and narrow path, that's when our real character is put to the
- This issue is so important because unless we hold onto absolute
integrity in every situation, no matter how big or small, we grieve God.
The Common Thread
- What common trait did Biblical giants such as Gideon, Moses,
Samson, and David possess
- God knew that He could trust these men when they were all alone.
Integrity more than any other characteristic, distinguished their lives.
The Lower End of the Scale
- If we limit our thinking to major matters, we will miss the point
that to be trustworthy with much, we must first prove trustworthy with
- When we are honest, a surprised world will give a second thought
to the possibility that Christ can make a difference in a man's life.
The Ease of Being Greatly Used
Most men are so mired down in the quicksand of dishonesty that an
average, hard-working man looks very good to God.
The Little White Lie
The fragile thread of trust upon which relationships are built can be
easily broken by a little white lie.
The Narrow Road
- George Burns said, "The most important thing in acting is honesty.
If you can fake that, you've got it made."
- Moral relativism says that if no one sees you cheating (or lying
or stealing), then it means you won't get caught; and if you don't get
caught, then it's all right, because unless you get caught, you haven't
technically done anything wrong.
Once and for All
- If we must decide each time we make a decision whether we will be
honest or not, we consume a lot of energy and run the risk of making a
sloppy decision and compromising our integrity.
- By settling the issue once and for all, and deciding to always
choose the narrow road, to always have integrity, we liberate ourselves
from the bondage of making hundreds of daily decisions.
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