Integrity Breeds Happiness! Part Three
“These are the things you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace.” Zechariah 8:16
Integrity is one of the most important traits a person can have. People with integrity are honest and truthful, which breeds happiness and trustworthiness. People who deceive others or put on air eventually get caught and are unhappy with themselves. There are many benefits to living with integrity. One of these benefits is happiness. People with integrity are generally happier because they have peace of mind and a clear conscience. They know that they are doing the right thing, and this makes them content.
Being truthful with others is one of the most important aspects of any relationship. It builds trust and strengthens relationships. When we are truthful, it shows that we respect and trust the other person. We can rely on them to be honest with us, which is a key component of any healthy relationship. Lying can have serious consequences for the person we lied to and us. It can damage or ruin relationships, and it can also lead to guilt and regret. Therefore, being truthful is always the best policy in our spiritual, personal, and professional lives.
Job 27:4-6 says, “My lips will not speak falsehood, and my tongue will not utter deceit. Far be it from me to say that you are right; till I die, I will not put away my integrity from me. I hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go; my heart does not reproach me for any of my days.”
It is also important to be mindful of the consequences of our actions, both good and bad. Telling lies may get people out of trouble in the short term, but it will always catch up to them in the end. So be yourself and put away deception- it will only lead to unhappiness. As 1 Peter 3:10 said, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his or her tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech.”
Being truthful and honest with oneself and others creates a sense of well-being that radiates from the individual. It is up to each of us to decide what is important in our lives and act with integrity to achieve our goals. Let us be mindful of the consequences of our actions and strive to be the best person we can be. Only then will we find true happiness. Amen. Proverbs 11:1 says, “A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight.”
1. Thank you Jesus, for being my savior and my redeemer. I am thankful for your love and mercy towards me because your grace has saved me.
2. (John 14:15) Lord, help me to obey your voice and keep your commandment in all I do in Jesus’ name. Amen.
3. In the name of Jesus, I reject every spirit of accusation, disgrace, fear, sickness, shame, failure, and reproach in Jesus’ name. Amen.