Proverbs 10:9 contains a wonderful promise for you—a promise on which to mediate. The text reads like this: “People with integrity walk safely, but those who follow crooked paths will be exposed.” (NLT) In other words, the immediate, day-to-day benefit of the man who walks with an undivided heart before God is security.
And why wouldn’t it be? The man this text describes has undivided loyalties. His choices are clear. He has no hangovers of character to nurse. When he’s away on business, he’s the same person as when he’s at home. He’s the same guy on Friday and Saturday nights as he is on Sunday morning. He’s a father who says what he does and does what he says. He’s a husband his wife can trust, respect, and follow.
This is a man who has matured beyond the point of needing instant gratification. Imagine it! Feeling good is replaced by feeling right about yourself before God. And when you feel right about yourself, no matter what your circumstances or your mood, you are content and connected to God, your family, and your purposes as God’s man. Now that’s security without stress. That’s the blessing of walking with integrity before God.
Men, this is God’s desire for your life. So, let it become your desire as well. Let it become your prayer, your passion, and your pursuit. Become a man of integrity and experience the security of knowing you are who God says you are and are living the life He has called you to live. Begin your new walk today!