How Important is INTEGRITY?

High Resolution Integrity Concept

How important is our integrity?

Job went through incredible trials, testing, even the false accusations of “friends,” yet he declared… “As long as I have life within me, the breath of God in my nostrils, my lips will not say anything wicked, and my tongue will not utter lies … Till I die, I will not deny my integrity … my conscience will not reproach me as long as I live!” (Job 27.3-6)

As I read these words this morning during my time of “coffee with the Lord” I thought of my father, Ewalt W. Bartel… Not a perfect man (none of us are!), but a godly man! And a man I had the opportunity to watch closely … a man who went through some incredible trials!! And I testify to this fact, honoring him today … He never sacrificed his integrity! Today, other friends of mine come to mind … people who have faced incredible pressure, difficulty, temptations and challenges … I watched them… They never sacrificed or abandoned their integrity!

God help me!! I want to be that kind of person! I want my family, my wife, my children, my friends, my colleagues, AND MOST OF ALL MY GOD to be able to say that about me!!

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