“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.” — Mark Twain
“But choose capable men from all the people, men who fear God, men you can trust, men who hate corruption. Put them in charge of groups of 1,000, or 100, or 50, or 10 people. Exodus 18:21 (GW)
I for one would feel far better if we were able to choose men of honor and integrity this election year. With Father’s day fast approaching I thought I would take a minute and reflect on the difference integrity makes in a society. How refreshing it would be to find men who actually stood for something good and pure and noble. To be regarded as a man of integrity, truth and honesty. To not be caught in duplicity and hypocrisy. Being found faultless and upright in the community.
I fear we as a nation have thrown the babe out with the bath water. I find it very disheartening to see a total lack of concern for the character of our elected officials. Truly if this were still a nation who feared God and honored his word then we would not find such a scarcity of righteous people in elected office. God told Moses in Exodus to appoint men who feared God, and where trustworthy and hated corruption to be in elected office.
How well we would do to follow that sound wisdom today.
Integrity guides decent people, but hypocrisy leads treacherous people to ruin. Proverbs 11:3 (GW)
Lips that lie are disgusting to the Lord, but honest people are his delight. Proverbs 12:22 (GW)
Doing what is right and fair is more acceptable to the Lord than offering a sacrifice. Proverbs 21:3 (GW)
Better to be a poor person who has integrity than to be rich and double-dealing. Proverbs 28:6 (GW)