Posts tagged with ‘Integrity’

9/21/22 WHAT’S IN YOUR HEART IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHAT’S ON THE OUTSIDE

by Barry Lovett

“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.”  Proverbs 4:23.   It’s what’s on the inside that counts, regardless of how attractive the outside might be. It’s no wonder that Proverbs warns us to guard what goes into our hearts.  Wearing the right fashions and keeping ourselves looking younger […]

8/31/21 PEOPLE KNOW TRUE FAITH-STORIES WHEN THEY SEE THEM

by Barry Lovett

“You shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8. The book of Acts describes the faithful witness of Peter, John, Barnabas, Paul, Dorcas, Lydia, and many others during the early days of the church.  These ordinary people depended on God to give them […]

6/1/21 IT’S WHAT’S IN THE HEART THAT MATTERS

by Barry Lovett

“From now on, we regard no one according to the flesh.”  II Corinthians 5:16 The first-century church, like ours today, was often fractured by divisions based on race, language, and culture.  Paul wrote to the followers of Jesus in Corinth to help them respond to those who were more concerned with outward appearance than with what is […]

5/21/21 BRIBERY DEPRIVES OTHERS OF JUSTICE

by Barry Lovett

“Take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the discerning”.  Exodus 23:8 Not all bribery is overt; some is more subtle.  And not all bribes are financial.  Flattery is a type of bribe that uses words as currency.  If we give people preferential treatment for saying something nice about us, it’s similar to taking a bribe. To God, any kind […]