In putting together these daily articles, I am typically attempting to highlight one of the main principles of the Sermon on the Mount inclusive of kingdom, integrity, vigilance, holiness, trust, forgiveness and compassion.
The focus of this article is on integrity, and in all honesty, I have little to add to one of the finest definitions of integrity within the entire Word of God that is contained in this little psalm below. All I have done is broken up the phrasing to emphasize each of the characteristics of integrity for your meditation.
Psalm 15:1-5 – “Yahweh, who can dwell in your tent? Who can live on your holy mountain?
- The one who lives blamelessly,
- practices righteousness,
- and acknowledges the truth in his heart
- — who does not slander with his tongue,
- who does not harm his friend or discredit his neighbor,
- who despises the one rejected by Yahweh but honors those who fear Yahweh,
- who keeps his word whatever the cost,
- who does not lend his silver at interest or take a bribe against the innocent
— the one who does these things will never be shaken.”
I believe anyone would be hard-pressed to find a clearer definition of integrity.
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