People with integrity walk safely, but those who follow crooked paths will slip and fall. (Proverbs 10:9)
Today’s news seems more than ever to be packed with stories of crooked politicians, fraudulent benefit claimants and “boom/bust” bankers bonuses!
There seems to be a real lack of integrity in our consumerist society as people have a growing focus on self rather than others. On the other hand, behind the scenes there are an army of volunteers staffing food-banks and charities helping the poor and needy.
In this verse the bible encourages us to walk as people of integrity, honouring God and loving one-another, putting the needs of others first. That is the path of love and integrity.
The Lord looks at the heart and will reward those who diligently seek to honour him, but the bible also warns that those who are influenced by the enemy and by the pattern of this world will be in danger of slipping and falling from the path of dishonour.
Choose wisely. Choose to walk a path of honour and integrity and God will bring the blessing!