Words from the Heart for Wednesday July 17th, 2019
The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them.
Proverbs 20:7 (NIV)
Walking With Integrity
According to the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity, in a survey held in late 2018, Canadians hold themselves most responsible for reducing food loss and waste. According to Crystal Mackay, president of the Centre for Food Integrity, “Food loss and waste has significant environmental, economic and social consequences. Everyone in the food system can play a role in finding solutions, right through to each of us in our own homes.” Throwing out leftovers was cited as the main cause of household food loss and waster, followed by food reaching the “best before” date and buying too much food. Many Canadians are making an effort, but the research points to a need for clear information and advice.
Dwight Eisenhower once said, “The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.” In our day, we have seen far too often the results of a lack of integrity by leaders. The Bible often speaks of the need for integrity – consistently doing what is right even if it is unpopular. A national leader of another generation noticed the same thing as President Eisenhower. King Solomon wrote this in Proverbs 20:7, “The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them.” If you are a follower of Jesus, you don’t have a choice. As a godly person – and a true follower of Christ is that – you must live a consistent, godly life. And that life is marked with consistency in always doing what is right and true. You will be blessed and so will those who are following after you – especially your own children and grandchildren.
These have been words from the heart.