Old School – Part 5

Part 5

Hebrews 2:1 AMP SINCE ALL this is true, we ought to pay much closer attention than ever to the truths that we have heard, lest in any way we drift past [them] and slip away.

Integrity – (Dictionary) – the state of being whole, entire or undiminished

Are You in Alignment?
  • Integrity is a decision to have your life aligned with God’s Word.
  • Integrity is something you must practice every day.

Judges 12:4-6 NLT The people of Ephraim responded, “You men of Gilead are nothing more than fugitives from Ephraim and Manasseh.” So Jephthah gathered all the men of Gilead and attacked the men of Ephraim and defeated them. (5) Jephthah captured the shallow crossings of the Jordan River, and whenever a fugitive from Ephraim tried to go back across, the men of Gilead would challenge him. “Are you a member of the tribe of Ephraim?” they would ask. If the man said, “No, I’m not,” (6) they would tell him to say “Shibboleth.” If he was from Ephraim, he would say “Sibboleth,” because people from Ephraim cannot pronounce the word correctly. Then they would take him and kill him at the shallow crossings of the Jordan. In all, 42,000 Ephraimites were killed at that time.

Make the Right Choice
  1. Don’t give your word unless you intend to keep it.

Psalms 15:4 NLT Those who… keep their promises even when it hurts.

  1. Place a high value on the truth.

Proverbs 13:5 NIV The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked make themselves a stench and bring shame on themselves.

  1. Do not seek unjust gain.

Proverbs 13:11 NLT Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows over time.

  1. Maintain moral purity.

1 Corinthians 6:18 NLT Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body.

  1. Stay out of areas you do not belong.

1 Thessalonians 4:11 MSG (11) Stay calm; mind your own business; do your own job. You’ve heard all this from us before, but a reminder never hurts.

  • You cannot slam the door on the child of God who walks in integrity.

Psalms 25:21 NKJV Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, For I wait for You.

Psalms 26:1 NKJV A Psalm of David. Vindicate me, O LORD, For I have walked in my integrity. I have also trusted in the LORD; I shall not slip.

Daniel 6:1-4 NLT Darius the Mede decided to divide the kingdom into 120 provinces, and he appointed a high officer to rule over each province. (2) The king also chose Daniel and two others as administrators to supervise the high officers and protect the king’s interests. (3) Daniel soon proved himself more capable than all the other administrators and high officers. Because of Daniel’s great ability, the king made plans to place him over the entire empire. (4) Then the other administrators and high officers began searching for some fault in the way Daniel was handling government affairs, but they couldn’t find anything to criticize or condemn. He was faithful, always responsible, and completely trustworthy. 

Daniel 6:25-28 NLT Then King Darius sent this message to the people of every race and nation and language throughout the world: “Peace and prosperity to you! (26) “I decree that everyone throughout my kingdom should tremble with fear before the God of Daniel. For He is the living God, and He will endure forever. His kingdom will never be destroyed, and His rule will never end. (27) He rescues and saves His people; He performs miraculous signs and wonders in the heavens and on earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.” (28) So Daniel prospered during the reign of Darius and the reign of Cyrus the Persian.