Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(1 Kings 9)
“Integrity of Heart”
Text: 1 Kings 9:4-5
“Now if you walk before Me as your father David walked, in integrity of heart and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded you, and if you keep My statutes and My judgments,
then I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel forever, as I promised David your father, saying, ‘You shall not fail to have a man on the throne of Israel.’”
“Integrity of Heart,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
God appears to Solomon a second time, now after Solomon has completed “all his desire,” in building (v.2). God warns Solomon to not make His Desire and Trust in his Completed Work - but rather make his Desire to Walk with a Complete Heart of Integrity.
After successful work it is easy to become proud in self-worship, and self-congratulation and find satisfaction in what “I have Done.” God is warning Solomon not to be high-minded, and spiritually sloppy, but rather let his Continuing Desire be “to walk before God with a Heart of Integrity,” like his father David did.
A heart of integrity is a heart filled with Wisdom (the fear of God), and Truth (the Word of God).
This is the way his father King David walked. Although he was not perfect, the general course of David’s life was directed by his heart of integrity; he was a man after God’s Heart!
“So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart,
And guided them by the skillfulness of his hands.”(Psa.:78:72).
God told Solomon to walk as his father David walked; with Integrity of Heart.
Wisdom and Truth build a heart of integrity; and Uprightness, and Obedience to God’s Commandments and Statutes is the Fruit from a heart of integrity. God’s reward is to establish our rule and our legacy forever.
Listen up Warrior! Integrity of Heart is another Precious Furnishing in the Spiritual House for the Lord that you and I are building in our Heart.
Guard Your House for the Lord and Your Furniture Well, because your enemy is always ready to kill, steal, and destroy what you and I are building together with our Commander!
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.”(1Peter 5:8-9).
Wear Wisdom and Truth around your life at all times and you will walk before God with Integrity of Heart.
“Let not mercy and truth forsake you;
Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart,
And so find favor and high esteem
In the sight of God and man.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the LORD and depart from evil.
It will be health to your flesh,
And strength to your bones.”(Prov.3:3-8).
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy