Topic: The Lifter Called Integrity
[Seeds of Destiny 23 June 2019 Devotional]
Integrity is a lifter of life and destiny. Integrity is a doorway to destiny fulfilment.
SCRIPTURE: There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? Genesis 39:9.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Righteousness is the secret of successful life and fulfilled destiny.
Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. Integrity connotes uprightness of character, and portrays a life of probity, rectitude and honour.
Integrity is a lifter of life and destiny. Integrity is a doorway to destiny fulfilment. The scripture confirms this. One good example of men of integrity in scripture was Joseph. Integrity upheld the destiny of Joseph. His destiny could not be ruptured because he avoided iniquity and held unto righteousness. When in Genesis 39:9, he was tempted to commit immorality with Potiphar’s wife, he refused and said:
There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
Hear him also, in Genesis 42:18: ‘…This do, and live; for I fear God:’ Integrity lifted the life and destiny of Joseph. Righteousness is the secret of both a successful life and a fulfilled destiny.
We see another example of the lifting power of integrity in the scripture in the life of Daniel. Integrity upheld the destiny of Daniel. Concerning Daniel In the Book of Daniel 1:8, the Bible says, But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat. Daniel refused to defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat in order to secure a solid destiny. The fact is, everything that defiles your conscience denies your destiny.
In Daniel 6:1-4, the Bible makes it clear that Daniel was set above the princes because an excellent spirit was found in him. The princes became envious of his excellent life and tried to find occasion to accuse him but they could not find any. This was because no fault or error was found in him; integrity upheld the destiny of Daniel (Daniel 6:1-4).
Beloved, make up your mind to uphold integrity; live a life devoid of offense, both towards God and towards man.
Remember this: Righteousness is the secret of successful life and fulfilled destiny.
1.Ask God for the grace to live in righteousness always.
2.Resist the temptation to sin against God.
PRAYER: O Lord, I receive the grace to stay upright always. Help me to resist the temptation to defile my conscience in order not to lose my destiny, Lord in Jesus’ Name.