What Does the Bible Say Will Happen If We Have Integrity?

Posted on May 17, 2024

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What Does the Bible Say Will Happen If We Have Integrity?

The following is from a CrossWalk article titled 4 Excellent Examples of Integrity in the Bible.

Throughout the pages of Scripture, various passages underscore the positive outcomes and divine favor resulting from maintaining moral uprightness and adherence to God’s principles.

  1. Protection and Guidance. One recurring biblical theme is integrity’s protective nature. Psalm 25:21 expresses this sentiment: “May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in you.” The psalmist acknowledges that a life characterized by integrity serves as a shield, offering divine protection and guidance. This protection extends to physical well-being and the overall path and journey of our lives.
  2. Divine Favor and Influence. The Bible frequently associates integrity with divine favor and influence. Proverbs 11:3 declares, “The integrity of the upright guides them, but their duplicity destroys the unfaithful.” Integrity’s guiding role suggests that those who walk in moral uprightness experience divine favor directing their steps. This divine favor, in turn, can lead to influence and impact within our community and beyond.
  3. Answered Prayer. Psalm 66:18 highlights the connection between integrity and the prayer’s effectiveness: “If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.” The implication is that a heart marked by inner wholeness and truth enhances their prayers. Maintaining a life free from deceit and moral compromise fosters a genuine and open relationship with God, increasing the likelihood of answered prayers.
  4. A legacy  of blessing. Proverbs 20:7 connects integrity to blessings passed on the children of those who walk in integrity.
  5. Blessings and Prosperity. The biblical narrative often connects a life of integrity with blessings and prosperity. Proverbs 28:20 asserts, “A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.” This verse suggests that pursuing wealth at the expense of moral principles can lead to negative consequences, while a faithful and integrous life results in rich blessings from God.
  6. Eternal Rewards. Most importantly, the New Testament emphasizes the eternal rewards associated with a life of integrity. In Matthew 5:8, Jesus declares, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” The purity of heart, synonymous with integrity, is linked to the ultimate reward of seeing and experiencing God’s pure and whole presence. This underscores the eternal significance and lasting impact of a life marked by moral uprightness.

Let us begin by being whole in heart, complete and perfect within from the indwelling Spirit and the power of God. Actions flow from the heart, and with our new creation nature, we will act from righteousness and truth, leading to a full life, endurance amid hard times, and promised reward for those who are faithful. **Taken from CrossWalk

Selah

Pastor Afolabi Oladele

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