Take a Plain Path
Opportunities to compromise just this one time because so much is at stake will open paths to more compromise. Integrity is a straight path. Crooked paths, even toward justifiable causes will destroy our peace, our marriages, and our businesses.
Abraham desperately wanted a son and couldn’t wait for God to come through. He violated integrity when he impregnated his wife’s maid. She had a son, Ishmael, who fathered a nation that’s always been at war with Israel.
Proverbs 10:9 says, “People with integrity walk safely, but those who follow crooked paths will be exposed.”
Follow the straight path, even when it appears boring. Never let the power of a great opportunity tempt you to compromise your integrity. Your misstep will be exposed, and likely will cost more than you thought.
Today’s Integrity Moment was adapted with permission from the writings of Phillip Cohen.
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