Posted by: pastordiehl   in Investigating Integrity

This week we’ll look at the topic of Integrity. In June of 1994, 62,000 men gathered at the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis for an event called Promise Keepers. One goal of the conference was to challenge men to demonstrate integrity by adhering to the principles for godly living set forth in the Bible. According to one report, the men started meeting that goal right away.

During a break, the hallways were jammed with men. One hungry guy who was stuck by a food stand bought a hot dog, but the mustard was clear across the concourse. Undaunted, he handed the dog to the next man and requested, “Mustard.” Off it went.

The woman who sold the snack laughed and said, “Honey, you aren’t going to see that hot dog again.” “Yes, he will,” someone replied. “These guys are Christians.” Sure enough, the hot dog made it back – with mustard.

In a world when we can’t trust one another, Christians should be a beacon in the darkness. Have you seen integrity work in your world?


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3 comments so far

Rene' Bute

I was fortunate enough to be raised in a family that included more than one ‘man of integrity’ that I use as a gauge for everyone else. Good for me…not so good for everyone else! It’s a high standard. But it SHOULD be.
The timing of this series is good. We are having issues with our oldest son on a lot of different levels, and it has boiled down to us telling him that our JOB was to make sure that when he walks out the door of our home as a man, he will do so as a man of character, with impecable integrity.
These are qualities that are so seriously lacking in this culture-even among Christians- that it is frightening to me. Being surrounded by it when young, I look to my children, and wonder, ‘who, other than us, are they going to be able to depend on and look to as examples?’
We (Christians) should stand out-and not just a little bit-TONS-with qualities like integrity. In this society, you certainly would!
I want to be a ‘person of character, filled with integrity’ so I can’t wait to hear more on this topic this week. Bring it on Pastor!

March 2nd, 2010 at 8:43 am
Rene' Bute

Sometimes it is easier to do the right thing than other times. If it is easy, we are more likely to do it.
Also, as in this story, I believe that people still ‘rank’ sins as to their severity, and can justify doing right here and not there due to how they view their sin.

March 4th, 2010 at 6:47 am
Rene' Bute

I just posted that under the wrong article. That was supposed to be under the next day’s post! Sorry!

March 4th, 2010 at 6:48 am

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