Episode 73 – A Crisis Of Integrity

Episode 73 | A Crisis Of Integrity

This episode we talk about integrity and the challenge of maintaining it during the toughest times of our lives. Looking at the story of Job, we look at what integrity is, the reason it must be maintained and the power in keeping your integrity. We also talk about the foolish talk that often comes with people seeing you endure trials. This episode helped me so I’m confident it will really help you. Enjoy! #realchurchmatters #obedienceoveraudience

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Job 1:1 New Living Translation (NLT)

1 There once was a man named Job who lived in the land of Uz. He was blameless—a man of complete integrity. He feared God and stayed away from evil.

Job 1:7-9 New Living Translation (NLT)

7 “Where have you come from?” the Lord asked Satan.

Satan answered the Lord, “I have been patrolling the earth, watching everything that’s going on.”

8 Then the Lord asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless—a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil.”

9 Satan replied to the Lord, “Yes, but Job has good reason to fear God.

Job 2:2-4 New Living Translation (NLT)

2 “Where have you come from?” the Lord asked Satan.

Satan answered the Lord, “I have been patrolling the earth, watching everything that’s going on.”

3 Then the Lord asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless—a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil. And he has maintained his integrity, even though you urged me to harm him without cause.”

4 Satan replied to the Lord, “Skin for skin! A man will give up everything he has to save his life.

Job 2:8-10 New Living Translation (NLT)

8 Job scraped his skin with a piece of broken pottery as he sat among the ashes. 9 His wife said to him, “Are you still trying to maintain your integrity? Curse God and die.”

10 But Job replied, “You talk like a foolish woman. Should we accept only good things from the hand of God and never anything bad?” So in all this, Job said nothing wrong.

Job 4:5-7 New Living Translation (NLT)

5 But now when trouble strikes, you lose heart. You are terrified when it touches you. 6 Doesn’t your reverence for God give you confidence?  Doesn’t your life of integrity give you hope?

7 “Stop and think! Do the innocent die? When have the upright been destroyed?

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