Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 9:4-5
And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in the integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my judgments: Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel
Reflections: This was the second time the Lord was appearing to him. In the first divine visitation, he was given surpassing wisdom. This time around, Solomon is being admonished, among others, to walk in INTEGRITY. God made it clear to him that his throne will be established forever if he can maintain a heart of integrity. Integrity ‘is the uncompromising commitment to honour moral and ethical values and principles in life. It moves you to demonstrate honesty and fairness in your dealings with people. Ultimately, it compels you to do the right thing for the right reason all the time. Like Solomon, God expects you to make a personal commitment to pursue integrity. Just do the right thing for the right reason all the time!
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to maintain the highest level of moral character and honesty in life.
Confession: I maintain the highest level of moral character and honesty in life. I do the right thing for the right reason all the time!