Welcome to Day 1683 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.
This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom
A Character of Integrity – Daily Wisdom
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Hello, my friend; this is Gramps. Thanks for coming along on today’s trek as we increase wisdom and create a living legacy. Proverbs 16:16 says, “How much better to get wisdom than gold, and sound judgment than silver!” We are on Day 1683 of our trek, and it’s time to explore another nugget of wisdom, which includes an inspirational quote along with some wise words from Gramps for today’s trek. If you apply the words you hear today, over time, it will help you become more healthy, wealthy, and wise as you continue your daily trek of life. So let’s jump right in with today’s nugget.
Today’s quote is from Thomas Fuller, and it is, “A fault, once denied, is twice committed.”
A Character of Integrity
I believe we all have the propensity to lie or to cover up our faults and inadequacies. We desire to make ourselves look better in front of others. While I certainly understand that desire and tendency, this type of behavior shows a weakness of integrity. Covering up a fault will only make us look even worse when the truth is discovered. It is much better to admit and confess when we have erred. We may have to suffer the embarrassment and possible ridicule now, but that is much less than what we will have to suffer if we engage in covering up and then being exposed.
A person with character traits that include being honest with themselves will show to others that we have a character of integrity. Don’t let the temptation to look good in the short term cost your life of strong integrity long term. We all have faults; that is part of being a human. To attempt a cover-up of those faults is shortsighted and foolish and will result in the fault being committed twice. It is just not worth it.
People with integrity walk safely, but those who follow crooked paths will be exposed.
The Lord detests people with crooked hearts, but he delights in those with integrity.
The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them.
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As we take this trek together, let us always:
- Live Abundantly (Fully)
- Love Unconditionally
- Listen Intentionally
- Learn Continuously
- Lend to others Generously
- Lead with Integrity
- Leave a Living Legacy Each Day
I am Guthrie Chamberlain reminding you to Keep Moving Forward, Enjoy Your Journey, and Create a Great Day Everyday! See you tomorrow for more daily wisdom!