Proverbs 28:6 (NASB) Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than he who is crooked though he be rich.
They say, "No one will know," but I'd know! Part of the disability rules are that I cannot receive any remuneration of any kind. That means no work, no pay. I got a call from an old customer of my handyman business asking me to do some work. I told them about the rules and he said, “No one will know. I'll pay you under the table.” Today's verse speaks about integrity, and how we may not be rich with it. It is better to walk that way. I could have fallen into the life of dishonesty doing jobs and pocketing the cash. No one would know except me, but God would know too. If we say we are men of integrity then our actions need to speak louder than our words. What does God's integrity mean to you, and are you living up to it? Tough question, but it deserves an honest answer.
Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.
Family Devotion: Read this chapter with your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them and discuss. Pray with them.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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