Thursday, August 04, 2011

Daily Thought: A Person of Integrity

"Jesus had only one face. When we lack integrity, we find ourselves with several faces, being several people, depending on the circumstances.  We become personality salesmen rather than people of substance.  But Jesus was always the same person (Mark 12:14), and this is exactly what God both desires and requires of us.  This same type of integrity is to be formed in us to shape our lives.  As with Jesus, integrity is best showcased in the context o opposition or even persecution.  When we face a moment of truth, our integrity is tested and proven genuine or not.  In Jesus'  three years of ministry, His environment grew in hostility, and every decision of integrity increased its volatility.  That Jesus walked in integrity at all times, even when it cost Him His life, was the ultimate proof of who He was." ~ Erwin McManus, Stand Against the Wind, p. 61

6 comments:

Joshua the Politically Moderate said...

You planning on responding to my response on the Book of Revelation in the "Jesus Is Not a Product" entry.

Lisa M. said...

Thanks brother for the bit of encouragement. I was just cruising the "next blog" button, and found your little oasis of relevance :) Keep it up. You never know who's reading...Grace, Lisa M.

Liane said...

Do you think that being who you are consistently could also be connected to our discovery of who we are?

Mrs C said...

This is a great post! Thank you

Donna J. said...

God leads us if we follow him. I did this morning. God Bless and continue your journey. I plan to also, with Jesus.

Paul Steele said...

Thanks Lisa for the encouragement. It is good to know that there are people reading my blog.

Liane, I do think the two are connected. It is hard to live consistently if we are unsure of who we are. That is why we need to hold on to the promises of Scripture (new creations, children of God, citizens of the Kingdom, etc.), because our identity will not always feel true.

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