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Integrity (from "integer" = the whole of anything, a whole number not a fraction - think "whole character" not a fraction of one!) speaks of the unimpaired state of one's mind and heart, of moral soundness and purity, of incorruptness, of uprightness, of honesty. Just as we would talk about a whole number, so also we can talk about a whole person who is undivided. A person of integrity is living rightly, not divided, nor being a different person in different circumstances. A person of integrity is the same person in private that he or she is in public.
Job … was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil. - Job 1:1
TODAY IN THE WORD
The walk along the beach had been magical. The sky was a crisp blue, and the waves sparkled in the sunlight. Small children giggled as they splashed in gentle waves. Suddenly the mood was broken. As two young kids walked with their parents, they came across a dead gull that had been caught in a fishing net.
“How come this bird died?” asked one of the kids.
These notes deal primarily with Job 31:1 which is given below in several different translations.
I dictated a covenant (an agreement) to my eyes; how then could I look [lustfully] upon a girl? (Amplified)
I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid? (KJV)
I made a covenant with mine eyes; and how should I fix my regard upon a maid? (Darby)