Thursday, December 12, 2013

Where Is Integrity?

God is very forthright when He speaks about honesty and integrity.  It's very difficult to find a person as described by the Psalmist in the passage below.

Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent?
    Who may live on your holy mountain?
The one whose walk is blameless,
    who does what is righteous,
    who speaks the truth from their heart;
whose tongue utters no slander,
    who does no wrong to a neighbor,
    and casts no slur on others;
who despises a vile person
    but honors those who fear the Lord;
who keeps an oath even when it hurts,
    and does not change their mind;
who lends money to the poor without interest;
    who does not accept a bribe against the innocent.
Whoever does these things
    will never be shaken.
Psalm 15

I was reading a sermon about Ananias and Sapphira and how they tried to trick the disciples into believing they did what they had promised.  It's found in Acts 5:1-11.  God does not take lying lightly.
You can read the sermon here.

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