Tuesday, May 15, 2018

I n t e g r i t y
Mark 8:36-37

What would it take for you to compromise your integrity?  How much money would it take for you to shave points for gambling interests?  What would be the consequences of such actions? 

Jesus knew and spoke about such matters in Mark’s gospel at chapter 8 and verses 36 through 37, “What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?  Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?”  The obvious answers to these questions are, “No good. Nothing.”

No matter the price tag on the item, it cannot equal the value of a clear conscience and a pure soul.  Nothing in the world is worth the forfeit of one’s integrity.
·        If you exchange your integrity for any price – you lose!
·        If you cheat in the classroom to get a grade – you lose!
·        If you shortcut workouts in practice – you and your team lose!

As you compete today, keep your conscience clean by competing within the rules of your sport.  Maintain the purity of your soul through integrity and accountability within your team.  Compete thusly and you’ll experience great rewards with no pangs of a sullied conscience or a tainted soul.

Bible Reading Plan:
Mark 14:1-11
II Corinthians 12:11-21
II Samuel 3-4