FRIDAY January 6, 2017
A Leader’s Integrity
As for me, You uphold me in my integrity,
and set me before Your face forever. - Psalm 41:12
Nehemiah, as a leader was a man of great integrity. When he took on the responsibility to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem; he would become accountable both to God and His people. He was already found trustworthy by King Artaxerxes; he had been placed in a tough position as the king’s cup bearer. Despite his own life being threatened, he acted loyal to the king. Nehemiah faithfully took the first drink from the king’s cup to ensure that his drink was not poisoned.
King Artaxerxes, saw something different in the life of Nehemiah compared with other men. He saw a man of quality––he stood out as a man of great character. The king held Nehemiah in high esteem as a man of integrity. Some theologians believe he was not only the king’s faithful servant as a cup bearer but he would have held a high office as the king’s advisor and trusted confident.
It is very important that people see you as a quality leader––a person under the anointing of the Holy Spirit who is in full submission to the Lord Jesus Christ. Integrity is an essential quality in ministry or any area of your life. Remember people will see you for who you really are as they observe your actions. Are you aware that other people are watching your life?
I believe with all my heart that you have to ask yourself this crucial question, “Can both God and man trust you with great responsibility because they can see you are a man or a woman of great integrity?”
The integrity of the upright will guide them…
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