Date: June 28, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 26:1-2,11-12 |

I. Integrity defined

  • Dictionary Definitions
    • The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
    • The state of being whole and undivided.
  • Biblical definition
    • Old Testament: 1 Chronicles 29:17 - Wholeness or completeness
    • New Testament: Matthew 5:8, 6:1-4 - Pure in heart

II. Integrity maintained

  • Learn to have a strong faith in the Lord - Psalm 26:1
  • Let God examine your motives and heart - Psalm 26:2
  • Listen to the truth of God’s Word - Psalm 26:3
  • Limit your association with the wrong crowd - Psalm 26:4-5
  • Love the place of worship - Psalm 26:8

“Jesus Christ is not teaching ordinary integrity, but supernormal integrity, a likeness to our Father in heaven.”
- Oswald Chambers

Quotes on Integrity

“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters” - Albert Einstein

“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” - Marcus Aurelius

“I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” - George Washington

III. Integrity Exemplified

  • Joseph
    • Scripture References: Genesis 39; Genesis 43; Genesis 45
    • Characteristics: ________________________________
  • Jephthah
    • Scripture References: Judges 11
    • Characteristics: ________________________________
  • David
    • Scripture References: 1 Samuel 24; 1 Samuel 26; Psalm 32; Psalm 51
    • Characteristics: ________________________________
  • Daniel
    • Scripture References: Daniel 1; Daniel 6
    • Characteristics: _____________________________
  • Christ
    • Scripture References: Matthew 22; John 14; John 17
    • Characteristics: _____________________________
  • Paul
    • Scripture References: Acts 20; Acts 24
    • Characteristics: _____________________________

“My worth to God in public is what I am in private.”
- Oswald Chambers

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