Robert Griffith | 28 April 2024
Robert Griffith
28 April 2024


Proverbs 20:7  “The godly walk with integrity, blessed are their children after them.”

In spite of the fact that it could appear that dishonest people are successful, the Bible states that “the LORD rewards each man for his integrity…” 1 Samuel 26:23.  There is also the blessing that their offspring will have after them as one of these benefits.  Why do you want those you care about to remember you in a certain way?  Is there something that you would like your children to learn from your entire life?  A life lived with integrity is the most valuable inheritance that we can leave behind.  If you live your life in accordance with the truth, you will leave behind a legacy of faith.

Despite the fact that it is not a perfect life, a life of integrity simply does not withhold anything from God. King David took a vow to conduct himself with honesty.  He said, “But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity; redeem me, and be gracious to me.” (Psalm 26:11) and because of this he wrote, “You have upheld me because of my integrity, and set me in Your presence from this day forward.” (Psalm 41:12)

Those who are familiar with David’s life are aware that he was not even close to being perfect.  Nevertheless, when he was unsuccessful, rather of turning away from God and attempting to conceal his fault, he turned to God in brokenness and honest confession, and he turned away from his sin. In addition, security is a reward for our honesty.

Proverbs 10:9  “He who walks in integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will be found out.”

You are able to put your mind at ease when you lead a life that is honest.  There is no need for you to be concerned about “being found out.”  There are no hidden sins you’re lying to cover up.  Your life is an open book. You’re transparent and honest.  You tell the truth.  You keep your promises and people trust your word.  When you fail, you admit it.  You take responsibility.

It is God’s promise that people who live with integrity will be blessed.  According to the Bible, the verse may be found in

Psalm 119:1  “Blessed are those whose lives have integrity, those who follow the teachings of the LORD.”  A life of integrity, as described by this verse, means bringing my life into alignment with the Word of God to the greatest extent that I can.  His Word and His will, and not my feelings, will be the standard by which truth is measured.

In comparison to what other people believe, what God says and what He thinks is more important.  In other words, it is having the faith to believe that God loves me and that His will is always for my ultimate blessing.

In our society, it might be difficult to lead a life that is honest and trustworthy.  The Roman world in which Paul lived was not any different. “May the God of peace make you holy through and through,” he prayed for the church in Thessalonica. This prayer displays the power to live with integrity in the present day.

It is my prayer that until the arrival of our Lord Jesus Christ, we will be preserved in a state of perfect integrity in our body, mind, and soul.

1 Thessalonians 5:23  “May the God of peace make you holy through and through. May you be kept in soul and mind and body in spotless integrity until the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is utterly faithful, and He will finish what He has set out to do.” (J.B. Phillips)