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May 7, 2014

May 7, 2014

"Stand Ready with the Truth"

“So stand ready, with the truth as a belt tight around your waist.” Ephesians 6: 14a GNT

Integrity matters.  Yesterday’s verse said we’re “at war against the rulers, authorities and powers of this dark world.”  If you’re not living with integrity, you won’t have the resources to battle those powers.

As a Christian we make a commitment to take the truth of God’s Word and apply it in our lives.  All areas of life, moral, financial, relational, or sexual abide under the Lordship of Jesus.

Paul says to do that we have to put on the belt of truth.  We’ll need it for the spiritual battles.  The belt of truth holds up everything.

Without truth, your life will fall apart and spiritual darkness will take over.  To live a life of integrity it’s not just that you know the truth; you have to live it out.  It gives you stability and strength

It’s not about perfection and always being right.  To live with integrity means that people see on the outside what’s going on in the inside.  To act differently is hypocrisy.  When you’re a hypocrite you’ve lost your integrity.

Does life seem overwhelming?  Do you feel like darkness is winning the battle in your life?  It always will if you’re living a double life.

Check your integrity.  You have no hope without it.

Peace in the Lord,

Pastor Don