Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
The Old Testament story of Joseph is filled with lessons for the child of God, not least of which is the importance of integrity (faithfulness). While a captive in Egypt, Joseph was made the chief steward of Potiphar, an official of the Pharaoh. Potiphar trusted Joseph implicitly: “So [Potiphar] left everything he owned in Joseph’s charge; and with [Joseph] there he did not concern himself with anything except the food which he ate” (Genesis 39:6a, NASB).
Joseph was the same when Potiphar was absent as when he was present. Potiphar worried about nothing in his household because Joseph was honest and loyal. That is the heart of integrity and faithfulness. Joseph reflected the unchanging nature of God: always the same, always faithful, always loyal to His children (2 Timothy 2:13). As God conforms us to the image of Christ, we should be the same. Jesus said that our character—our works and words—is one way our lives can reveal the person of God to a world not used to such integrity.
Think about your life today. How faithful will you be? How trustworthy and loyal? Let integrity and faithfulness set you apart from this world.
Integrity of heart is indispensable.
I always compare thoughts of this nature to “Dreams”, ideals, morals. Preserving beauty. Hope being preserved, protected and nourished. Keepsakes being tempered though ravages of time, and circumstances insist on testing the dream. Thank you for this good reminder.
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