How many of us want to live in absolute security? Have we found it in money, family, possessions, positions, or our government? I didn’t find it there. My greatest security is found when I live in integrity because it draws me near to Almighty God. His Word says, “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.” (Proverbs 10:9) “The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.” (Psalms‬ ‭145:17-18‬) Our greatest security is in God; however, to be close to Him, we must live with integrity.

Integrity is an all or nothing proposition.

Truth is truth. Any area of compromise is like a small hole in a hidden part of a powerful ship. It will eventually cause the ship to sink. It doesn’t matter how powerful or beautiful the ship, because the ocean will not discriminate based upon the size or location of a hole. When we compromise our integrity in any area of our life, we create a hole. Every area of our life does matter—personal, professional, family, financial, and most importantly—our thought life—which is usually where sin begins. All areas are susceptible to penetration by the waters of sin. I used to buy into the lie that my private or hidden sins didn’t hurt anyone; however, the truth is that they hurt me because they separate me from my Heavenly Father.

Once God introduced me to the security of His integrity, I was determined to rid myself of everything that puts holes in my ship. This requires constant vigilance because white lies, evil thoughts and secret sins are constantly banging on my hull and seeking to sink this beautiful ship God created. We are created in His image. When God is our captain, He keeps us close to Him. Our relationship with Him leads us to walk in the security of integrity.

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

 

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