Day 29 - Integrity, Righteousness, and Justice
WHAT’S GOD’S HEART FOR GOVERNMENT?
Proverbs 14:34: “Righteousness dignifies a nation, but sin disgraces a people.”
Proverbs 10:9: “Those who walk in innocence walk with confidence, but those on crooked paths will be found out.”
I went out to my shop the other day to retrieve some tools for a home repair project I was doing, only to find that my 8-year old had initiated a project of his own. He apparently was attracted to the chrome-colored lid on a can of spray paint and proceeded to paint the shop doors, various car parts, the light switch and the new chrome wheels on my 1966 Dodge Charger.
Needless to say, his artistic contributions were unwelcomed, but they did provide the catalyst for a conversation regarding personal integrity. While he initially assumed that “no one would ever know”, the markings of his missteps were too obvious to ignore and drew unwanted attention he had hoped to avoid. My son confessed to the deed, knowing that he had done something wrong and is currently working on a “cleanup” project of which his father heartily approves.
Integrity has often been described as “who you are when no one is looking.” Our personal integrity is of critical concern to God, who desires to shape our character to reflect His own.
Our cities and our state are often a reflection of the integrity of those who are elected to office as servants “to do you good” (Romans 13:4). So let us pray for and trust the Lord that our government leaders will maintain integrity in all their dealings for the sake of our cities.
What is God’s will for those who are elected to offer leadership in government?
How can your prayer affect the lives of those who are elected to serve your city and our state?
How critical is personal integrity in the lives of those who lead our cities and state?
Matthew Klaus Lacey, WA.
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