{John 5:19; NLT}

So Jesus explained, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does.”

Jesus had only one face. When we lack integrity, we find ourselves with several faces, being several people, depending on the circumstances. We become personality salesmen rather than people of substance. But Jesus was always the same person (Mark 12:14), and this is exactly what God both desires and requires of us. This same type of integrity is to be formed in us to shape our lives. As with Jesus, integrity is best showcased in the context o opposition or even persecution. When we face a moment of truth, our integrity is tested and proven genuine or not. In Jesus' three years of ministry, His environment grew in hostility, and every decision of integrity increased its volatility. That Jesus walked in integrity at all times, even when it cost Him His life, was the ultimate proof of who He was.

Erwin McManus, Stand Against the Wind, p. 61

Questions to consider:

  • What does it mean to live with integrity?
  • Why is it important that Jesus lived with integrity?
  • What makes it difficult for us to be people of integrity?
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