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Integrity

Outline

 

1. Required Under the Law

2. The Just Man Described

3. In Resisting Temptation

4. An Honest Administration

5. Job's Resolve

6. As Compared with Perfunctory Religious Rites

7. Rewards of Integrity

8. Open to Inspection

 

1. Required Under the Law

 

Deuteronomy 16:19-20 You must never twist justice or show partiality. Never accept a bribe, for bribes blind the eyes of the wise and corrupt the decisions of the godly. 20 Let true justice prevail, so you may live and occupy the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

 

2. The Just Man Described

 

Proverbs 11:3 Honesty guides good people; dishonesty destroys treacherous people.

 

Proverbs 11:5 The godly are directed by honesty; the wicked fall beneath their load of sin.

 

Proverbs 20:7 The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them.

 

Proverbs 28:6 Better to be poor and honest than to be dishonest and rich.

 

3. In Resisting Temptation

 

Genesis 39:8-9 But Joseph refused. “Look,” he told her, “my master trusts me with everything in his entire household. 9 No one here has more authority than I do. He has held back nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How could I do such a wicked thing? It would be a great sin against God.”

 

 

4. An Honest Administration

 

1 Samuel 12:4-5 “No,” they replied, “you have never cheated or oppressed us, and you have never taken even a single bribe.”  5 “The Lord and his anointed one are my witnesses today,” Samuel declared, “that my hands are clean.” “Yes, he is a witness,” they replied.

 

5. Job's Resolve

 

Job 27:4-5 my lips will speak no evil, and my tongue will speak no lies.  5 I will never concede that you are right;  I will defend my integrity until I die.

 

6. As Compared with Perfunctory Religious Rites

 

Proverbs 21:3 The Lord is more pleased when we do what is right and just than when we offer him sacrifices.

 

1 Samuel 15:22 But Samuel replied, “What is more pleasing to the Lord: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice?  Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice,  and submission is better than offering the fat of rams.

 

Micah 6:7-8 Should we offer him thousands of rams and ten thousand rivers of olive oil?  Should we sacrifice our firstborn children to pay for our sins?  8 No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.

 

7. Rewards of Integrity

 

Psalms 18:20 The Lord rewarded me for doing right; he restored me because of my innocence.

 

Proverbs 28:20 The trustworthy person will get a rich reward, but a person who wants quick riches will get into trouble.

 

8. Open to Inspection

 

John 3:21 But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.”

 

Outline is from the Dixon Analytical Bible

Scripture is from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com

Arranged and modified by HKM 11/05/2010