We live in a world full of people who say one thing and do another. In such a world where hypocrisy permeates every level and position of society it’s easy to be cynical, but there are people, yes, even now who walk with honor and integrity, hard as that may be to believe. How is that possible?
For myself, the answer lies not in my own feeble effort to walk uprightly, but in the strength of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to uphold me. It is possible to live with honor and integrity when we live in Him.
“True Walking Posture ”
His walk may be slow, but it is sure. He that hasteth to be rich shall not be innocent nor sure; but steady perseverance in integrity, if it does not bring riches, will certainly bring peace. In doing that which is just and right, we are like one walking upon a rock, for we have confidence that every step we take is upon solid and safe ground. On the other hand, the utmost success through questionable transactions must always be hollow and treacherous, and the man who has gained it must always be afraid that a day of reckoning will come, and then his gains will condemn him.
Let us stick to truth and righteousness. By God’s grace let us imitate our LORD and Master, in whose mouth no deceit was ever found. Let us not be afraid of being poor, nor of being treated with contempt. Never, on any account whatever, let us do that which our conscience cannot justify. If we lose inward peace, we lose more than a fortune can buy. If we keep in the LORD’s own way and never sin against our conscience, our way is sure against all comers. Who is he that can harm us if we be followers of that which is good? We may be thought fools by fools if we are firm in our integrity; but in the place where judgment is infallible we shall be approved.