“For the LORD God is our sovereign protector. The LORD bestows favor and honor; He withholds no good thing from those who walk in integrity.”
Recently while walking through a grocery store I noticed a lady who dropped her wallet. She was not aware it had slipped out of her shopping cart. Behind her was a man who noticed the incident. He reached down and picked up her wallet. At that moment he had two choices: to show integrity by giving the wallet back to the lady, or walk away and steal what was in it. Needless to say, it was nice to see the man exercise integrity and hand the wallet back to the lady.
Webster’s defines the word “Integrity” as—“Adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; trustworthy, honesty.”
God reminds us in Psalms 84:11:
- He is our sovereign protector!
- He bestows on us His favor and honor!
- He withholds no good thing from us!
However, there is one key word in this verse that activates God’s blessing—and that is the word “Integrity.” God blesses integrity! He honors and shows His favor to those who “Walk in Integrity.”
How is your integrity these days? Are you honest and trustworthy even when no one else is looking? Can you be trusted by others? Do you cut corners? Distort the truth? Cheat? Deceptive? I encourage you to take personal inventory of your level of integrity. If it’s not where it needs to be, confess it to God and start over. He will shower you with His favor and honor.
Be Worth Being,
Kevin Burrell has worked in professional baseball as both a player and MLB scout for the past 39 years, and currently serves as an area scouting supervisor. Kevin was drafted in the 1st round of the 1981 free agent amateur draft (25th selection overall), and played ten years of professional baseball with four different organizations. He and his wife, Valerie, live in Sharpsburg, Ga.
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