SCRIPTURE: My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit. Job 27:4
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: People of great destiny in Scripture were people of great character or integrity.
Integrity or character has been identified to be a major pillar of destiny. People of great destiny in Scripture were people of great character or integrity. In life, the strength of your destiny is directly proportional to the strength of your character.
Now, let me give you Scriptural examples of men of great destiny who were influenced by their quality character.
Joseph was a man of character who ended as a man of strong destiny. In Genesis 39:5, Potiphar kept everything he had under the care of Joseph and nothing got missing.
In Genesis 39:9, Joseph vowed not to touch the wife of his master, Potiphar. He refused to do wickedness and sin against God.
In Genesis 39:22, the prison authority kept everything in the hand of Joseph in the prison, including prisoners and nothing missed.
In Genesis 42:18, Joseph expressed his reverential fear for God. He was a man of solid character and consequently, he had a great destiny.
Job was another man of character and integrity who ended as a man of strong destiny.
In Job Chapter One, we saw that Job was a man who was perfect and upright; he feared God and eschewed evil.
In Job 27:3-6, Job said,
All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils; 4My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit. 5God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me. 6My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
Can you see the secret of the solid destiny of Job? It was his integrity.
Make up your mind to live a life of integrity so you can have solid destiny.
Remember this: People of great destiny in Scripture were people of great character or integrity.
1. Refuse to allow sin control you.
2. Always ask God for the grace to overcome sin and make up your mind to live a life of integrity.
PRAYER: Lord, thank You for showing me the key to having a solid destiny. I ask for the grace to live a life of integrity, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: FORCED OF DESTINY (PART 2).
QUOTE: A life of no integrity is a life of no character. It is not wisdom for a man to live such a life that cannot be trusted or relied upon. Culled from “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: 1 Samuel 20-23
AMAZING FACT: The bald eagle is noted for having flown with the heaviest load verified to be carried by any flying bird, since one eagle flew with a 6.8 kilograms (15 pounds) mule deer fawn.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Grace for solid integrity be released upon your life in this season in Jesus’ Name.