Personal Integrity requires Undivided Commitment to Christ

Image       The word integrity comes from the Latin word meaning “wholeness, completeness.” The person who has intrgrity is not divided. He is without duplicity, without hypocrisy, without inconsistency. Applied to Christians, integrity means that one follows God, supports one body of truth, and lives consistently according to that truth. He doesn’t try to love God and the world at the same time. A true follower of Christ doesn’t claim to believe one set of rules while living according to another. A Christian becomes a slave to Christ. In return he receives the freedom that Christ gives, freedom from materialism, from addiction to praise, from passion for personal comfort, from the utter futility of living for the world.

Offer your undivided praise to God who gives you His undivided love: “Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, You are very great: You are clothed with honor and majesty, who cover Yourself with light as with a garment, who stretch out the heavens like a curtain… May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in His works… Bless the LORD, O my soul! Praise the LORD! (Psalm 104:1-2, 31, 35).

Offer the following confession to the Lord, knowing He will mercifully accept it and continue to bless you: “I have sinned greatly in what I have done; but now, I pray, O LORD, take away the iniquity of Your servant, for I have done very foolishly (2 Samuel 24:10).

Ask for forgiveness of any sins that the Holy Spirit brings to your mind today. As you agree with God’s will, voice your affirmation of His Word: “The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him (2 Chronicles 16:9).

As you pray, faithfully make your requests known to God, and include:

  • The Lord’s leading in your life,
  • Opportunities for witnessing,
  • A closer walk with the Lord.

Close with this prayer, thanking the Lord for His great mercy to us: “Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; let such as love Your salvation say continually, “The Lord be magnified!” (Psalm 40:16).

“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money. “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?” (Matthew 6:24-25)

“Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker” (Psalm 95:6).

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