Good day everyone and thank the Lord for another day and another chance to move forward with our spiritual growth. As I sat here getting my spirit fed the word “integrity” dropped into my spirit, which made me think about things that have happened since the turn of the century which have had an adverse effect on society. There is a lot here to learn in this situation and it must be good because the enemy tried hard to stop this word today.

Today’s Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, Today I reach toward Heaven and ask You, and depend on You, to be the source of victory in my workplace and my life. May Your banner wave over my work and life so that You might receive glory. I know that You bring love and joy into my life, and I am a better and richer person because if it. Help me to share your love and life with others. I love you. In Jesus’ wonderful name I pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

The Integrity Test

“God, who gets invited to dinner at your place? How do we get on your guest list? ‘Walk straight, act right, and tell the truth. Don’t hurt your friend, don’t blame your neighbor; despise the despicable. Keep your word even when it costs you, make an honest living, and never take a bribe. You’ll never get blacklisted if you live like this.'” (Psalm 15 :1 THE MESSAGE).

As many of you might remember, in 2002, U.S. companies Arthur Andersen, Enron, and Salomon Brothers were all brought down by the rogue actions of a few who failed the integrity test. Their corporate integrity code failed to equip front-line employees to make the right decisions without supervision.

Lack of integrity is nothing new. The Bible is full of examples. One of these involves Gehazi, the assistant to the most famous prophet of his day, Elisha. It’s hard to imagine that anyone working with such an anointed man who saw firsthand the power of God would fail the integrity test. But he did.

When Elisha healed Naaman (a general in the army) from leprosy, he didn’t expect to be compensated and he didn’t ask for money. When Naaman insisted that Elisha take some form of payment, the prophet answered, “As surely as the Lord lives, whom I serve, I will not accept a thing” (2 Kings 5:16). Gehazi, however, did not agree with his employer. He saw this as a great opportunity for gain and took matters into his own hands. “Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said to himself, ‘My master was too easy on Naaman, this Aramean, by not accepting from him what he brought. As surely as the Lord lives, I will run after him and get something from him'” (2 Kings 5:20).

As a result of his sin, God judged Gehazi. Elisha fired him and God struck him with leprosy, and his life was never the same. He was removed from serving one of God’s most extraordinary prophets. Each of us has the potential of being a Gehazi if we do not have a foundation built into our lives that makes us willing to receive only what God gives us through the fruit of our obedience.

Ask God to keep your motives pure in all you do.

Quote of the Day

Do you think the work God gives us to do is never easy? Jesus says His yoke is easy, His burden is light. People sometimes refuse to do God’s work just because it is easy. This is sometimes because they cannot believe that easy work is His work; but there may be a very bad pride in it…Some, again, accept it with half a heart and do it with half a hand. But however easy any work may be, it can not be well done without taking thought about it. And such people, instead of taking thought about their work, generally take thought about the morrow, in which no work can be done any more than in yesterday.

George Macdonald





Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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