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Getting Ahead

Have you ever had it suggested that you deny your moral values or integrity to “get ahead”. Well today I did.  One of my patients that I am treating for a specific disorder suggested that I tell an untruth on her insurance so she could get ahead. Can you say “insurance fraud”  I refused, stating that the code that I am charging under is correct and will remain the charge that we will cont to charge for the treatment.  Next we were talking about babies and all things related to a baby. Again my pt suggested that if I had something borrowed and not new that I should lie and get the new part from my insurance. I informed her again that I would not do this… Why you ask,Rebekah its a little white lie for your benefit. Well, I will tell you… not more than 1 hour before this conversation I had my quiet time like I do every morning. In my quiet time I prayed and ask God what advice He had for me that day since He already knows what I will face and how to walk wisely before Him. Anyway I was guided to Prov 11:3 for my instruction.

Prov 11:3 says:  The integrity of the upright shall guide them but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.

Lets look at this verse:

Key words:

Integrity                             vs.                                      perverseness

upright                              vs.                                       transgressors

guide                                vs.                                        destroy

Shall-take it to the bank, cash the check already God’s making good on a  promise!

Who are the upright?-Psalms 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful but his delight is in the law of the Lord  and in his law doth he meditate day and night>

The upright are:1) not led by ungodly counsel, 2) they delight in God’s word and think about it day and night, 3) the recongnize what is sin, don’t make room for it, and don’t progress in to sin. They fear the Lord: the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, The upright view God and His wisdom as valuable it is a treasure to those that seek Him

 

What do the upright do differently than everyone else?1) They are seeking God with their whole heart, they are meditating, thinking on God’s word, instant in prayer, seeking wise and Godly counsel to direct their paths, they do not grieve the Holy Spirit, They love GOd and Fear(reverentially respect) the Lord

What is integrity? MOral values…

How do we get integrity? Reading, praying, meditating(thinking on God’s word), Listening intently to God’s word,

Who guides the upright? Who influences them?,  God influences the upright. HOly Spirit guides the upright

Where do their moral values come from?   The word…Again God cannot lie and sin can not be in His presence therefore God’s word and his ways are not perverted. They are the straight unvarnished truth from a loving Holy, righteous God who wants us more than anything to live like Him and walk like Him and make Him our every day 1st place choice

         God’s word guided me today even though my life and integrity was tested. I listened attentively to the few minutes I had with GOd for the simple fact that I want to know what He wants me to do. My part is to follow as directed because God simply wants His best for me in all things.

But GOd also makes a promise in this verse…WHat is God’s part of the deal?  God’s word will guide us if we let it and If we listen        Today I got to see God directly keep his part, I followed him and He kept me out of big hot water. Obedience is the very best way to show that you believe                                                           

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