Every day you and I face a variety of choices regarding the path we take. Many things influence our decisions for both good and bad, yet God wants us to choose daily to walk according to His ways . Over the next 22 days I will be sharing from the devotional journal, “Walk This Way”, with the prayer that it helps you to grow in your walk with God as you pursue a greater understanding of the path He calls you to.
Here is day ten with an important reminder that walking God’s way will lead you on a path of integrity.
Walk a Path of Integrity
“I have heard the prayer and plea you have made before me; I have consecrated this temple, which you have built, by putting my Name there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there. As for you, if you walk before me in integrity of heart and uprightness, as David your father did, and do all I command and observe my decrees and laws, I will establish your royal throne over Israel forever, as I promised David your father when I said, ‘You shall never fail to have a man on the throne of Israel.’”
1 Kings 9:3-5 (NIV)
When you think of a person of integrity, who first comes to your mind? Why? Do you think you have a reputation as a person of integrity? What do you do that would lead a person to conclude what they do about your level of integrity? What things make it difficult to do the right things all the time? What are some things that make it easier to keep your word even under difficult circumstances?
When Solomon finished building the temple, God made a conditional promise to establish Solomon’s throne over Israel if he would continually walk a path of integrity. The consequences of a lack of integrity would be devastating to the nation of Israel. As you pray, ask God to help you see areas of your life where your walk doesn’t match up with the Christian name tag you wear. Pray that you would not only be knowledgeable about the Word of God, but that you would be devoted to practicing it in your daily walk. Pray that your integrity would be a positive influence on the people around you. Pray that the people around you would see a glimpse of God through your walk of integrity.