Friday, May 19, 2017

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2017 May 19

“Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die. But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips” (Job 2:9-10).

Today’s Morsel: One of the things about integrity is that we often associate it with that of being honest.  But really, integrity is more than that.  Integrity also deals with being truthful, having honor, being reliable, being accurate in what we tell others, following through on what we’ve been placed in charge of or have been asked to do.  According to the Word of God, a poor man that walks in his integrity is better than one that has much yet is stubborn and is a fool.  Job told his friends, “God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me” (Job 27:5).  Job said until he died he would still be truthful, reliable, accurate, and make sure everything that he said he would do he did it.  No man knows the value of integrity until he loses it.

Sing:  Thank God for the blood; thank God for the blood, thank God for the blood, that washes white as snow.

Thought for today: “Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful”  Samuel Johnson

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