I have a prayer that I pray for myself on many days. It goes something like this: Pray that I have the integrity of Daniel, even if it causes me harm. The reference I use is Daniel 6:12, which reads:
“The administrators and satraps, therefore, kept trying to find a charge against Daniel regarding the kingdom. But they could find no charge or corruption, for he was trustworthy, and no negligence or corruption was found in him.”Daniel 6:12 (CSB)
I’ve added to that a verse from 1 Corinthians 6:7, which reminds me that winning arguments isn’t always the right thing to do.
As it is, to have legal disputes against one another is already a defeat for you. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated?1 Corinthians 6:7 (CSB)
Stay with me long enough and you’ll hear me say that all a man has is his word. You lose that and you lose it all. For most of my adult life (if not all of it), integrity has been a mantra. Not just, “do the right thing,” but, “be the right person.” I want to be counted on and I want people to know that what I say, I mean. I want my tax return to have no error in it (is that even possible?) and I never want to forget a payment. If people find wrong in me, I’d like for it to be because they are wrong.Continue reading “Integrity: Unable to Stand Up Under Your Arrogance”