Wednesday, May 23
Proverbs 11:3, “The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.”
“There is a wholeness to someone who is honest while the fool is fragmented.”
Relationships with honest people are about wholeness. The word integrity comes from the Latin word integer, which means “whole.” That’s why today’s verse highlights the integrity of the right THEY.
Wholeness brings health to the relationship.
People who aren’t into honesty are fragmented
When you notice the fragmented signs of someone who isn’t into honesty – run! Head for the hills!
Remember, this standard of honesty goes both ways in a healthy relationship. When you feel that tug to be less than honest, remember your part in keeping honesty in the relationship.
When you think about your life, where are you tempted to be less than honest? Take a moment and reflect on your honesty in relationships based on the points above. Ask God to show you where you struggle, then make the commitment to be honest in that area the next opportunity you get.
Heavenly Father, thank you for the opportunities to be honest in my relationships. Please help me make the most of those opportunities so I can have the kind of relationships you want. Amen.