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Integrity saves

The one whose walk is blameless is kept safe,
but the one whose ways are perverse will fall into the pit.
Proverbs 28:18

Integrity is one of the most important things to preserve a good relationship with God. Of it depends that our daily walk brings us closer to our Lord Jesus Christ. However, in this postmodern world in which we live, as everything is relative, integrity is not paid much attention and people act according to the circumstances and depending on what their emotions dictate. In many cases this is the reason why some children of God have failed to overcome spiritual infancy. This people never take God seriously and live as if life were only rights and no duties, ie like spoiled little children. When they stumble and fall into a pit from which they can not escape on their own, they break into tears and cry out to the heavenly Father to pull them out of the trap without realizing that it was their own actions and decisions that led them to this sorry state in the first place.

People who act with integrity and transparency walk along a path illuminated by the presence of the Lord Jesus, which lets them avoid all the obstacles that normally stand in their daily travel. The word of God is a lamp unto their feet to help them see clearly where to place their steps to avoid falling. He who does not produce garbage is cleaner than he who cleans a lot. The less problems we get ourselves into the less pressured by the enemy and the world our life will be. Always act with integrity and things will go better. To God alone be the glory!

Arrogance & Foolishness

Those who trust in themselves are fools,
but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.
Proverbs 28:26

There are people who have many talents and skills to successfully fulfill the tasks entrusted to them. His intelligence is usually above average and everything they take on they achieve easily. So far so good. The only problem is that these people are so skilled to carry out most tasks that they end up developing an attitude of arrogance and independence. When adversity comes, they face it with their own skills and abilities being very confident that they will, only with their own resources, overcome anything that gets in their way. They no longer depend on the help of others, much less on God’s protection. Arrogance has taken control of their thinking and behavior and thus end up denying the Author of life and salvation. Their glory is to be self-sufficient.

Unfortunately for them,overcoming difficulties requires more than self-sufficiency and ability. Hence, this attitude is very dangerous because when they fail, they say it was because of their of bad luck thus denying the existence of God and his involvement in the matter. Obstacles are not intended to test our ability to overcome them through our own strength. Obstacles are intended to test our faith in God. If whenever we run into an obstacle we only rely on ourselves and our strength to move forward, we will never have the joy of seeing God’s work in our lives because we are not allowing him to perform the part that corresponds to him and only him. Let us recognize that all our abilities come from God. Let us learn to depend less and less of our own forces and capabilities and rely more on God and his power. Only then can we properly exercise our faith. To God alone be the glory!

Today’s word for June 3, 2011

My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight,
preserve sound judgment and discretion;
they will be life for you,
an ornament to grace your neck.
Then you will go on your way in safety,
and your foot will not stumble.
Proverbs 3:21-23

There are people who spend a lifetime trying to achieve something that is completely out of their reach. Some of these unattainable goals are justifiable, for example, homeownership. Other goals are mere wishes and whims that, not being obtained, end up becoming an obsession which with time could turn into psychosis. The mind of the vast majority of people is controlled by personal ambitions and, in their efforts to achieve what they have imagined they can obtain, they end up reasoning that the end justifies the means and thus are capable of doing anything is to meet their wishes. Few indeed are those who wish to have sound judgment and discretion. Very few people are aware of the benefits of acting at all times according to reason and moderation.

These rare virtues are, as the word of God says, a source of life. A person with good sense rarely acts in ways that put his life at grave risk. He will reason and analyze the different courses of action available to him and will choose the one that is most convenient and beneficial, both for him and others. His good name will be preceding him everywhere he goes and it will open doors that are normally completely shut to those who act recklessly. His analytical capabilities will allow him to be aware, well in advance, of the obstacles that lie ahead on the road and they will also allow him to determine preventive and corrective actions to overcome these obstacles without much effort. He will be able to control and minimize the human propensity to make mistakes by means of a reasoned analysis of the pros and cons of possible courses of action, in light of what he has learned from the word of God.

Are you aware of the many benefits it brings to act with wisdom and discretion? Would you like to have these profitable virtues? Only God can give you the true wisdom that allows you to act sensibly and prudently at all times and under all circumstances. James, the brother of the Lord Jesus said “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” So ask! To God alone be the glory!