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Living Water Daily Devotional
Tuesday 19th February 2019
A HIGH STANDARD OF INTEGRITY
Read: John 14: 1,2
MEMORISE: In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you (John 14:2).
Jesus wants us to emulate a high standard of integrity in terms of what we say and do. What we mean, we should do. Jesus means His Word. He doesn’t lie. It is what is in His mind that He will say. He doesn’t deceive someone by hiding the intent of His heart. This is because when values, thoughts, feelings and actions are in alignment, a person becomes focused and his character is strengthened.
Jesus maintained high level of integrity, and this is what He wants us to do, also. What He says. He will do, that is what He will do; not otherwise. When one tells lies once, ones word would not be trusted any longer, before the people. Like begets like. If you want yourself to be honoured, trusted and revered by people, you must do away with things that can tarnish your Christian life, or image. For instance, lying, and all other indecent practices. Jesus didn’t lay that example. You should not walk or work along that line either.
Living a life of truth, is perhaps one of the most concrete ways to show God’s love to those around you. But that requires more than just honesty; it means keeping our word. Keeping promises is so important for Christians, because we serve a God of truth and love. Our consistency in this matter, not only shows our respect for truth, but also serves those around us by building trust relationship. It takes true act of love to consider our words and actions so deeply before we choose to speak.
A High Standard of Integrity- Living Water Devotional
Christians serve a promise-keeping God, one who continued to sustain us in this crooked world, as He sustained Israel all through. By following His example in these ways, perhaps we can teach one another a little more about living with love. Some people have been known as “no-keeper of promises”. You can’t trust their words. If they promise to do something for you, expect failure. They hurt trustworthy people’s heart all the time. Please, let us begin to keep promise as our God doesn’t fail His promises.
1. Lord Jesus, help me not to bastadise my integrity.
2. Lord, bestow on me high standard of morality.
3. God, give me the spirit that keep promises.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Leviticus 14:25 – 15:31; Mark 1:8 – 1:29
Source: Living Water Daily Devotional