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Obedience: Fighting Temptations (Genesis 39:7-19) – JOSHUA’S NOTE

Regardless of how tough life can get, God requires one thing of us: Obedience.
Doing what is right comes with a price, but the cost of following God is worth every sacrifice we must make.
The little things you do everyday tells whether you live for yourself or for God. – Tricia Brock.
What Does Integrity Look Like?
• Integrity serves as a guide for life’s moral decisions. (Proverbs 11:3)
• A person of integrity hates falsehood in every form. (Proverbs 13:5-6)
• Integrity is to be held on to, even in tough times. (Job 2:3)
• A person of integrity keeps his word, even when it hurts to do so. (Psalm 15:1-4)
• A person of integrity isn’t afraid to run when temptation comes knocking. (II Timothy 2:22)
• A person of integrity says both yes and no when each is appropriate, and means what she says. (James 5:12)
• A person of integrity backs up what he says with how he lives. (Titus 2:7-8)
• A person of integrity understands that all of life is on display before God. (I kings 9:4)
• God looks for integrity in a person’s character. (I Chronicles 29:17)
Although the cost of obedience is expensive, the reward is unreal.
A pure mind isn’t a mind free of temptation. A pure mind chooses to act in the right way when temptation strikes.
Temptation is inevitable, what counts is how you meet it.

This is W. Joshua’s note from Chapter Four of the book “Stand: Seeking The Way Of God” by Alex McFarland.
Available at FocusOnTheFamily.com and AlexMcFarland.com 

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