Proverbs 11:3

The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.

Integrity means uprightness in character, or the quality of being honest, fair, and strong in character. Throughout American history there are individuals who were marvelous examples of integrity. Abraham Lincoln was one of those individuals who showed great integrity in his life. Today is President Lincoln's birthday. People all across the country give honor to the 16th President of the United States of America. The reason he has become such an iconic figure in American history is because of his reputation of always showing Godly character, even in the toughest of situations. 

Abraham Lincoln said the following after being gifted a Bible from a conservative group in Baltimore, “In regard to this Great Book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Savior gave to the world was communicated through this book.” Abraham Lincoln constantly read the Bible, even while in the White House. This knowledge and love for the Scripture contributed to his character more than anything else.

President Lincoln was a perfect example of what King Solomon talked about in Proverbs 11:3. The integrity of the upright, honest, and morally straight will guide them in the footsteps that are ordered by the Lord. This was the case in the life of Abraham Lincoln. The way he lived his life, with integrity according to the Scripture, gave him the reputation of being one of the greatest men in our nation's history.

How would you rate your own integrity?

Learn a lesson from this great President, and walk with integrity before the Lord through the Scriptures. You can do this as a Believer by the holding power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit being present in your life will naturally bring out the attributes that will allow you to walk with genuine integrity before the Lord. That integrity will guide you all throughout your life.

Let’s walk with integrity before the Lord.

64-0215 - “Influences”

Now, I—I think the greatest President, though, that we ever had, was Abraham Lincoln. Not because he was a Kentuckian, too, but it was because that the man come up from nothing. And all the books that man ever owned, from the time he was a young boy, until he was of age, almost, was the Bible and—and Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. See, that molded into him (what?) that "honest Abe." He… What you read, what you do, molds your character. It—it tells what you are. And now, you see, he read where "if you did wrong, you paid for it; if you did right, God would honor it," and that molded him what he was. And his mother, a—a godly woman, too. He said, "If there is any credit given anybody, it was a godly mother," that raised him right. Now that made, I think, I would say at least one, if not the greatest, President that we had. He come up from nothing, and God made him President because he was an honest man and a good man.

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