Integrity Matters – February 7, 2021

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Preached by Pastor Kunle Oladebo

Proverbs 11:1-3 (NKJV)

  1. Highlights
    • Integrity’s a combination of honest, dependability and pure motive
    • Integrity defines someone who, in public, is what he is in private
      • Integrity is rooted in our private life, reflected in our personal life, reinforced in our professional life, revealed in our public life.” – O.S. Hawkins
    • Integrity is the scale the Beloved are measured 
      • Job – God was boastful of Job;
        • Job 1:8 – “Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?” –
        • Job 1:22 –  “In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong.”
      • Daniel – “Then the [other two] commissioners and the satraps began trying to find a reason to bring a complaint against Daniel concerning the [administration of the] kingdom; but they could find no reason for an accusation or evidence of corruption, because he was faithful [a man of high moral character and personal integrity], and no negligence or corruption [of any kind] was found in him.”  Daniel 6:4 (AMP)
      • Belshazzar did not measure up “TEKEL means that you’ve been weighedon the scales, and you don’t measure up.” Daniel 5: 27 (CEB)
      • David:  “ So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart,
        And guided them by the skillfulness of his hands.” Psalm 78:72 (AMP)
    • Intellect, Insight and Integrity, the greatest is Integrity 
      • God is not looking for an incredible person.  He is looking for a credible person.
  2. To Be Credible, You Must 
    • Tell the truth even when it hurts
    • Keep a promise rather than breaking it 
    • Confront the problem rather than neglecting it
    • Take the right path rather than the quickest one
    • Stand for what is right rather than going with the majority  
  3. Conclusion
    • It takes integrity to maintain what God gives you
    • Live a life of integrity