Let's take the same steps David took the next time someone slanders us. In God’s eyes it is a great thing “Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong” (Isa. So it was with Job. God demands our loyalty. The Integrity of George Washington - Verna M Hall describes the incorruptible character of George Washington - "The integrity of (George) Washington was incorruptible. The trials God sends purge us of sin and enable us to mature in integrity.". From my experience as a cardiac surgeon, I know that this problem may occur if one of the mitral valve’s cords ruptures spontaneously. (Ps 26:1, 2) (Verbs in red are imperatives = commands). “Society is generally eager to forgive when its heroes occasionally stumble. —Macauley. You didn’t do your best.’ I want to see His smile and hear, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant!’” It was a lesson in practical Christian ethics that Ironside never forgot! These problems were written up but the lead inspector did not think they affected the ship's seaworthiness. 6:2-note, Mt 6:5-note, Mt 6:16-note; Mt 15:7; 22:18; Lk 12:1, 56; 13:15). Potiphar had entrusted all he owned to Joseph (Gen. 39:6). Before the Estonia sailed two Swedish safety inspectors had spent five hours examining her seaworthiness. Would we stand up under close examination like this? It also includes the will. I want to believe Sammy-most fans want to believe Sammy, because Sammy has become a celebrity to most people and a hero to others-even to people who aren’t baseball fans. Psalm 75:2 When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly. Warren Wiersbe in his book The Integrity Crisis (referring to the church in America) writes that. It’s a fact of life that you never know when your integrity will be tested. The integrity of a believer's life will demonstrate to the lost world whether Christianity is true or false. take a moment to ponder your life in light the words sung by Craig Smith and make it your prayer to the Father today: Ed: Read that description again! We pray for the preservation of our spiritual integrity, then we work for it. Self-assessment is done best in many little steps, asking ourselves questions such as: What do we do when we make a mistake? Christians with integrity are committed both to hearing God’s Word and to doing what it says. Scientific laws are upheld by truth. There are great mysteries, of course, but no lies. In a culture that did not care for integrity and offered things that were impure. Such practices must be put away, and this people must become sanctified in their affections to God, and learn to deal honestly, truly, and uprightly with one another in every respect, with all the integrity that fills the heart of an angel. Proverbs 10:9 Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out. And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And if it is wrong, he should avoid it though he lose every earthly treasure and even his very life as a consequence. Sequential stress will follow, putting adjacent cords at risk. Christian Standard Bible He shepherded them with a pure heart and guided them with his skillful hands. His enemies, even in their flattery, could only declare, "Teacher, we know you are a man of integrity. The Book of Job is not religious fiction. One day at lunch the president of the bank, who happened to be standing behind the clerk in the cafeteria, saw him slip two pats of butter under his slice of bread so they wouldn’t be seen by the cashier. who may dwell in Your holy hill? A good conscience gives us courage in times of difficulty. Job 2:9 - A FAMOUS PREACHER was once asked by a fellow clergyman, “Have you ever stared into the face of Satan?” Without missing a beat, the preacher answered, “No, but I’m married to his sister!” Sometimes I wonder if that’s how Job must have felt. What they hate most of all is hypocrisy and phoniness. 2 Ti 1:7-note,, 2 Ti 2:1-note.