I love this verse in Proverbs 11:3. It says, “The integrity of the upright will guide them, but the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them.”
Why do we have betrayal thoughts? They come from the enemy’s fiery dart-lies to destroy. Remember John 10:10? It says, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
Heart integrity is rooted in loving truth. Perversity is the fruit of suppressing truth. Do you desire to please yourself or the Lord? David understood what pleased the Lord. Psalm 51:6 says, “Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You make me to know wisdom.”
Integrity is an excellent character quality. We have the capability to lie because we were born in sin. God does not have that capability. He cannot sin. There is no sinful nature in Him.
Psalm 118:8 says, “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.” Man will fail but the Lord never fails. 2 Timothy 2:13 says, “If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.”
I value integrity. I love Franklin Graham’s statement about his father. He said that he was the same at home as he was in the pulpit. Billy Graham exhibited the character of heart integrity.
How do we get pulled off an intentional path of integrity into betrayal thoughts? One big reason is that we lack accountability. Everyone needs an accountability partner. Without it our thoughts can lead us into the perversity of going against God’s ways.
Numbers 32:23 says, “…take note, you have sinned against the Lord; and be sure your sin will find you out.” Mark 4:22 says that nothing is hidden that won’t be revealed. Join me and others in praying that all the hidden betrayal going on right now in our nation will be disclosed.