Daily Devotion Thursday, September 6th

Thursday, September 6th, 2012 – Psalm 26; Job 16:16-22, 17:1, 17:13-16; Acts 13:1-12 and John 9:1-17

Psalm 26 – 1   Vindicate me, O LORD,
for I have walked in my integrity,
and I have trusted in the LORD without wavering. …

11  But as for me, I walk in my integrity;
redeem me, and be gracious to me.
12  My foot stands on level ground;
in the great congregation I will bless the LORD.

The schools throughout Taney County emphasize a different character trait every month. This month the character trait is; respect – treating others with courtesy and honor. Every month a different character trait is focused upon.

In our reading today, we hear the Psalmist saying he walked with integrity; to walk with integrity means being true to our God and God’s ways. When I looked it up in the dictionary I found:

1. adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.

2. the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished: to preserve the integrity of the empire.

 

I know I don’t always walk in my integrity or in God’s holy ways for I go off and follow the crooked paths instead of God’s narrow path. It’s so easy to go off on my own ways, instead of God’s ways.

For us who want to follow Christ and walk with integrity in His ways, I believe the following to be true. First off, we should seek to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength; love God with everything ounce of our being. And secondly, love others as Christ loves us and as we love ourselves. If we do those two things, we will walk with integrity throughout our days.

Today, make it your goals to show integrity, Christian integrity, through all you think, say and do.

O Lord, I know I often do my own thing and want my own way. Help me make your ways, my way and to focus upon your calling for me to be your disciple and to learn from you and to make your ways, my ways. Amen.

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