Integrity is a life choice. It's not complicated, but requires honesty of heart.
God alone is the source for true integrity of heart.
Its benefits far outweigh the cost of pursuing integrity.
Key phrase — The Lord gives wisdom.
- What are the conditional—if— statements? What is the primary directive of these statements?
- What is the result of gaining this wisdom? [hint– look for what follows "then"]
- What assurances are given of pursuing and gaining this wisdom?
- How will this wise insight benefit a person?
Make it personal...
How do you go about seeking wisdom or wise counsel? Are the priorities and values of your life external things or internal in nature?
How will you choose what is right and just and fair when circumstances are difficult?
What will guide you when you're stuck in a compromising situation?
Pursuing and gaining true wisdom and a right fear of God brings blessing upon a person's life.
Integrity of heart becomes a shield and protects our very soul, and enables a person to be a blessing in the life of others.