Does Integrity Lead You?
by Barry Bennett
Does integrity lead you?
“The integrity of the upright shall guide them.” —Proverbs 11:3
Most of us would say we desire to be led by the Spirit, but what if the Spirit’s leading depended upon the integrity of our hearts? Let me put it another way: what if a lack of integrity quenches the leading of the Spirit in our lives?
Many of life’s decisions should be automatic based upon the rightness of our options.
If we are walking in the Word and doing the right thing, it is easy to be led. Favor follows us and opens doors of opportunity. Clarity comes to our minds. Wisdom increases because there is no deceit or selfishness in the heart.
When we continue to indulge the flesh, tell white lies, speak unloving words, and choose darkness over light, our path will be dark. Integrity is like a light in the darkness. Many who are confused about their futures can’t see the light because of the darkness they’ve allowed in their lives.
Look for the Spirit through the lens of integrity. Remember, He is the Holy Spirit. Guidance will come when the heart is filled with His righteousness!
“The just man walks in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.” —Proverbs 20:7