March 24, 2019

How Integrity Moves us Forward



“The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.”—Proverbs 11:3 (KJV)

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Life can often seem to go in the opposite direction of the scripture above. It’s frustrating and confusing. Individuals with selfish agendas get promoted. Bad things happen to good people. Those who are arrogant or uncaring mess up the lives of those who count on them.

Unfairness is everywhere. So, where’s the hope? How can we keep up the faith?

The Bible tells us that integrity wins in the end. Honesty pays. The power of people who buy, or fight, their way to the top doesn’t last forever. Here are some examples:
  • The Roman Empire
  • Hitler
Integrity in Proverbs

At least some of this book was written by King David’s son, Solomon. He was one of the richest men of his time. He was also wise. His peak net worth is estimated to be $2.2 trillion in today’s money. This powerful monarch may still have been more concerned with wisdom than financial gain.

All passages are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.

Proverbs 28:6
Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.
Proverbs 12:22
Lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight.
Proverbs 21:3
To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
Proverbs 4:25-27
Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

Modern Honesty

My good friend, Carol Graham, shared an amazing story of how integrity paid off for an executive. He was one of the top leaders being considered for the chief operating officer (CEO) position of a company. All of the men were given a unique test of their honesty. He was the only one who passed the trial. This truthful man became the new CEO. Please read the entire tale here.

My Conclusion

Quotes taken from wow4u.com

“Moral authority comes from following universal and timeless principles like honesty, integrity, treating people with respect.”-- Stephen Covey
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“As you experience changes and breakthroughs, know that integrity, honesty and truth are the highest vibrating energies to guide you forward. Everything else will fall away.”-- Molly McCord

Are you a person of integrity?

2 comments:

  1. This is a message that needs to be underscored more now than ever before. Thank you for your post and also for sharing my story. I love the Code of Integrity.

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comments, Carol! Thanks, also, for agreeing to let me link out to your wonderful article...I couldn't agree more that a message of integrity is crucial these days.

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