Integrity Adds Clarity
Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do and everywhere you go. Proverbs 3:6-7 (The Message Bible)
God doesn’t waste His wisdom. He increases it as we act on it. Notice that He doesn’t increase His wisdom to those who neglect his Intel. He looks for the difference between intellectual understanding and practical application.
I know lots of guys, pastors, and full-time theologians who have been exposed to the wisdom God provides, but they are still getting slaughtered by the Enemy. The Bible says that the more spiritually undivided you are, the better your Intel gets. The more integrity, the more clarity. Don’t miss the phraseology of the way God’s intelligence community operates real time: “He stores up sound wisdom for the upright…is a shield to those who walk in integrity…He preserves the way of his godly ones.” The wisdom the Bible provides is there for every believer, but the Scriptures are quick to point out that having information and acting on it are two different things. The difference comes in integration and depends entirely on the character of the soldier. That’s what God looks for.
Thankfully, God knows that God’s men are in the process of training. Our life time here on earth is God taking us through this process. He also knows when we are intentionally walking around a situation versus walking through that situation, when we are not relying and acting on the Intel we receive from Him, or when we choose to rely and act on what will build our integrity and in the process increase our clarity.
Father, thank you for the opportunity to respond to your love for me.