Daily Encouragement: Year 1, Day 30

Adapted from Handbook to Leadership

Personal Development: Integrity

Matthew 6:1–24

Jesus’ key to integrity is that His followers will live by the standard of their unchanging, ever-present heavenly Father. Resist the temptation to dance to every vendor’s tune. Instead, march to the steady beat set by our Almighty God. In fact, keeping the reward terminology in mind, read verses 19 through 21, where Jesus drove the point of the message home.

Integrity involves living by one standard and for the approval of one Judge. People and their fickle standards come and go. Trying to please all of them will at best drive you nuts and at worst turn you into a hypocrite. But God is unchanging and always present. Living for Him is foundational to integrity—and it reaps an eternal reward.

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