David Lee Brown
Compromise Kills Integrity
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8
I get more disillusioned every day. I see good people willing to compromise honesty and integrity. I see good people willing to tell half-truths. I see good people compromising to get things done, instead of doing things the right way, even if it makes things more complicated. I even, on rare occasions, witness myself going along with the compromise.
The precepts of Biblical scripture have no gray areas. In the eyes of God there is only right and wrong – righteousness or sin – there is nothing in-between. In this world of rampant compromise, I have to keep reminding myself of these facts. I must show an example that others can follow – uncompromising, Bible conforming and full of integrity. If it doesn’t reconcile with scripture, it’s wrong and shouldn’t be done or even thought.
Take this little lesson to heart. Compromising for the sake of political correctness, a quicker but less honest solution, conforming with the worlds morals and accepting the compromise of others is an integrity killer. It will ruin your witness, as a Christian, and will ruin your reputation as a leader, businessman, scholar, teacher or person. Follow the rules, follow the laws, and most of all, follow the moral precepts as they are clearly stated in the Bible. Strive for honesty and integrity in everything you say and do. Do not compromise!
I'm teaching this to everyone reading this, and preaching it to myself.
In Jesus name. Amen!