TOPIC: INTEGRITY- KEY TO FAVOUR (PART 2)
Scripture: Job 2: 9. Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.
Beloved, in continuation of the key of integrity in activating favour. Today we shall examine how integrity activate favour.
Our anchor scripture open up with a fire-full question:
Job 2: 9. Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.
This was the question Job’s wife asked him in the days of trials! How can a man be going through challenges and the only thing you could offer him is to throw away his integrity?
She forgot that until you are tempted you can not be trusted. In the same vein, there are so many of you who may be confronted with thesame kind of question today. Some may have ask you since you have refuse to compromise what have you earn?
Oh you refuse to cut corners in your job/contract and at the end, those who feels smarter than you edge you out and make it look as if you are a fool. Don’t worry!
Young lady, you refuse to do what every other ladies are doing to get husband and now the devil is telling you to go and get pregnant and get baby outside wedlock because all your years of walking integrity has not been able to bring you favour for marriage. Hmmm!
Perhaps, you refuse to forge age and forge certificate that was why you were denied your dream job and it now looks as if you are a failure and the devil is confronting you with this question “will you still retain your integrity?” I have a good news for you today, God is set to turn your story around. For every one who has mocked you will certainly see God making you. Yes your integrity will certainly be rewarded please don’t give up.
How does integrity bring favour?
1. It is by earning your trust. In life until you are tested you cannot be trusted. Your integrity makes you to earn a trust both with God and man. And when you can be trusted then you can easily receive favour. A wife that can earn her husband trust will enjoy the favour of her husband. A worker that can be trusted will enjoy the favour of his/her Boss!
Similarly, when God can trust you, you will enjoy God’s Favour. Please understand that before God can trust you He will vet what is in your heart first like He did with Abraham:
Genesis 22: 12. And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
Kindly observed the clause “FOR NOW I KNOW”! Imagine the favour that follows Abraham after that time out.
Another example is Job; after Job went through his ordeal and refused to compromise his integrity, he earned God’s trust and that made him to enjoy favour.
Job 42: 11. Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold.
Please observed the clause “every man gave him a piece of money”. May I ask you a question, where were his brethren when he was passing through terrible time, where no man gave to him?
This is to say after you are tempted and tried and you refuse to give in then you will earn the trust of heaven and begin to enjoy favour unlimited.
Beloved, don’t throw away your integrity when God is set to change your story. There are those who gave up at the last minutes, please don’t join them. If you give up at the end, you have only tied down the angel sent to bring in your favour.
Remember Joseph, if he threw away his integrity he wouldn’t have end up as a prime minister. Don’t help Satan that want to close your door.
Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real. Settled it now where you will like to spend eternity. Jesus loves you.
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord, I ask for your mercy where I have disappointed you in the matters of integrity, help me to hold on till the end in the name of Jesus.
– I prophesy an end has come to that frustrating condition of your life in the name of Jesus.
– That protracted battle is over! Receive favour that makes for shinning destiny in the name of Jesus.
From your brother Alex
God bless you.