- Proverbs 13:13 (NKJV) He who despises the word will be destroyed, but he who fears the commandment will be rewarded.
The bad thing about being committed to having high integrity is that it really slows things down.
A person with a weak sense of integrity can quickly decide on whether or not they should take action.
Their checklist is:
- Can I do it?
- Does it benefit me?
On the other hand, the person with a commitment to high integrity has a boatload of trouble. They have to get over the following hurdles before they can make a decision to act.
Their checklist goes something like this:
- Should I do it?
- Does it glorify God?
- Does it serve God’s purpose?
- Is this best for those I serve and for those under my care?
All four of these questions are so difficult! But oddly enough they fit today’s verse so well. Take the low-integrity route and eventually you will be destroyed; take the high integrity route and there will be a high price to pay, but the reward is so worth it.
The ONE THING for today: Turns out that the easy way is not always the best way.