To Tell the Truth

If I have walked in falsehood or my foot has rushed to deceit, let God weigh me in accurate scales, and He will recognize my integrity. Job 31:5-6 HCSB

I was eating at a restaurant with my wife and her family celebrating Father’s Day with her father. When I got my bill I noticed the waiter had failed to put my soda on the bill. It would have been easy to think, “It’s only a soda,” or “It was his mistake” and not say anything about it. Instead, I called it to the waiter’s attention and his reply was “Happy Father’s Day”. I thanked him for my free drink. It is important that we live a life of integrity even when it comes to something as small as a soda.

Job proclaimed that he had nothing to hide and asked God to examine his life and judge him by God’s standards. Do we live a life of integrity that we could make a similar request of God? People with integrity do not say one thing and then do another. They live a life that is consistent, morally sound, and honest. God is the perfect example of integrity. He never lies, is faithful, never changes, and always keeps His Word.

Challenge: How would you fair if God were to weigh you on His accurate scales to determine your level of integrity? My father always taught me, “You are only as good as your word.” What are you teaching your children by the way you live? Live a life of integrity in everything you do, in both the big and small issues you encounter each day.

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