In a wicked world of shaken values that we live today, trustworthy people are not readily found, maybe we could even say it would be like looking for a needle in a haystack!
In this world where everything is permissible, with a great deal of competitiveness and greed, personal conquests are more important than to show firmness and integrity on a daily basis.
Many people think that it is necessary to tell lies or to cheat to “win” something in exchange, or accomplish their goals, what is the problem? The important thing is the final result and to get what they want.
Some people may even receive merit or benefits from men, but with God their credit is completely dirty and stained.
Unfortunately, in the work of God, this happens too. How many servants, who are willing to lie, deceive, increase, hide, and even to butter up in order to receive acknowledgement, promotion, title, bigger responsibilities, etc.
People who get easily persuaded to keep their status are willing to do everything, not because they love the souls, but for the love of themselves.
But as the word of God says: “ For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light.” Mark 4:22
Some servants do not even believe in this word, they do not recognize the importance and truthfulness of the Word of God.
Faced with this sad scenario, I ask you this: Are you willing to pay the price for your integrity? It is a high price!
Would you act in a wrong way in order not to feel excluded or harmed?
Maybe you are not going to get paid as much as the dishonest , you will not have the same perks, you will not be well accepted or will not grow as much. Maybe you will be seen as “small” in front of the “great” things the dishonest does, but you can have the assurance that in front of God you will be a giant, your faith is unbreakable, your crown is incorruptible.
Is it worthy to have everything in this world based on corrupted behaviour and lose your soul?
Is what we want to conquer here bigger than our salvation? A thousand times no.
Keep steady in your integrity; don’t try to imitate evil to come off well in this world, your integrity has a high price, but many times you could be rejected for not being so efficient as those who deceive, but do not allow vain thoughts to influence you.
Our Promised Land is the Kingdom of God, it is not a position, title, money, fame, earthly conquests, and all those are insignificant compared with our salvation.
Mind yourself so you don’t lose your integrity and do not allow yourself to be led down by false paths!
Look at the words of the king Asaf:
“But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled; my steps had nearly slipped. For I was envious of the boastful when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.” Psalm 73:2-3
“You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.” Revelation 3:4
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May God bless you