Continuing on with my study of the word integrity, and looking up verses with the word integrity in them, this one was the one that stood out for me.
The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out. - Proverbs 10:9
This scripture made me realize how easy it is to get off track...take the crooked path, even if not so intentionally. Isn't it easy to get caught up in the moment? Not think before you act? And next thing you know, you have gone down a path that isn't within your own integrity. You have been led astray by something; money, lust, desire, pride, ego, manipulation, judgement, the list never ends.
For me, the best way to not be led astray is to keep the Holy Spirit close to my heart. When I take time each day to write a letter to God, express my gratitude and study His word, the temptation to go astray is much less.
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