Prof. Emily Walsh – “Delight the Lord”
“The LORD detests men of perverse heart but He delights in those whose ways are blameless.” – Proverbs 11:20
Proverbs, chapter 11 digs into the concept of evil desires. We live in a world that is filled with justification. We use personal preference to justify behavior and turn a blind eye in order to protect somebody, thinking we are doing them a favor. But, we are called to be blameless and live with integrity!
Integrity is doing the right thing even when nobody else would know the difference and accepting responsibility for our actions. And the Lord delights in that. When we make small ethical compromises, we set ourselves up for greater temptation and risk in the future. Fortunately, we all have the opportunity to equip ourselves and God promises that He will never give us more than we can handle.
Oswald Chambers in his book “My Utmost for His Highest” says that “wherever there is vision, there is also a life of honesty and integrity, because the vision gives me the moral incentive… [But] once we lose sight of God, we begin to be reckless.”1 What is your focus on today? When you look at yourself in the mirror, what do you see?
- Prof. Emily Walsh, Assistant Professor of Business, Economics & Political Science
1Chambers, O. (1992). My Utmost for His Highest. Grand Rapids: Discovery House Publishers. (May 9 entry).