Today’s #BattleDrill: Read Matthew 5:1-12. What is the gap between what people see of you in public and what happens behind closed doors? #salvationarmy #basingstoke #devotional
When the gap is small, we call that integrity. It doesn’t mean that you never do wrong or that you’re perfect. But it does mean you are “pure in heart,” because your heart is wholly committed to God and living life the way he calls us to do.
We will never be perfect in this life. That comes as a shock to those of us who are perfectionists! We will never have it all together. But with the Holy Spirit’s help, we can sin less. And as we sin less, we are made happier. Wearing a mask of acceptability in public and trying to hide a life of wrong in private leads to stress and worry.
Committing to integrity – to shrinking the gap between our public face and the life we live in private – and maintaining a heart that is pure and surrendered to God is the way to a happy life.
THINK IT OVER
Think about the following:
oIf someone were to look in your heart, how close would what they would find there be to the face you show in public?
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