Food For Thought

Food For Thought For August 30, 2023

To Be a Person of Integrity | Proverbs 28:5-6

Read This Passage: Prov. 28:3-7

Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the Lord understand all. Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than one perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

Proverbs 28:5-6 NKJV

Evil men cannot understand justice. What is justice? Justice is what is just. What is just? What is just is what’s proper, correct, and true. This proverb states that evil men do not understand what is true. Yet, the “poor” are able to walk in integrity. Let’s think about this proverb for a moment.

In order for one to walk in integrity, one must know the truth and walk by the truth. So, if you desire to be a person of integrity and walk in integrity, then I want you to understand you can’t really do so by walking according to the many subjective truths of the world. Yes, there are certainly objective truths in the world that we can come to agree and accept as a truth, but at the same time, subjective truths often create a big mess of arguments. Why is that? One’s subjective truths – their opinions – as to what is “right” can be drastically different from another person’s idea of what is right.

The divine truth is holy and righteous – it is unchanging. Because the divine truth is holy and righteous, it is a way that is always proper and correct. So, rather than trying to walk with integrity by the subjective truths of the world, walk by the divine truth. When you walk by the divine truth, God’s truth will make you a person of integrity.

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