Daily Gratitude Year 9-Day 170: Today, I am grateful for integrity tests.
They say a true test of a man's character is how he behaves when no one is looking. Truth, right? Integrity matters.
"There is no better test of a man's integrity than his behavior when he is wrong."- Marvin Williams
Human nature is naturally prideful. God does not tolerate pride and arrogance, well. Most of us really feel our character tested at times... especially... When we are wrong. And, we are all wrongs sometimes.
These words of instruction are clear.
"Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before stumbling." -Proverbs 16:18
But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, “God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” -James 4:6
There are several other passages that relate to pride. It is more important to be kind than to be right. In quietness and gentleness, God can use us. It goes back to submitting our whole selves... body, mind and soul... to His service. (Romans 12:1)
He always clears things up with His truth.
Today, I am grateful for integrity tests... and His infallible truth.