Every Failure In Life Can Be Traced Back To A Compromise Of Character

“The integrity of the upright will guide them, but the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them.”
Proverbs 11:3 (NKJV)

APRIL 25 - If you ever failed in life, would you like to know the main reason why? Most likely, you were willing to compromise your integrity. I like to say it like this: “Integrity is the foundation upon which your life’s work is built.” If you desire to build a great life and achieve great things, the foundation must be strong as hardened concrete. David said: “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Every failure you see in the Word of God can be traced back to a compromise of character— from Sampson to David, from Solomon to Judas.

But why do people compromise? I will not attempt to list for you all the reasons, but one core reason why many people compromise is because they are yet to be persuaded that what God said is true. Take a look at the Scripture above; if people truly believed they would be destroyed if they compromised, they wouldn’t compromise.

After the British (who ruled Palestine during Dayan’s youth) signed an agreement with the Arab nations, they outlawed Haganah, instantly recalling Captain Wingate from the field. Thrusting the militia into secret training in 1939, Moshe Dayan (along with other militia members who refused to compromise their activities), were arrested, tried, and sentenced to prison. In spite of that, they would not negotiate what they believed—they inwardly recognized that the future of their people depended on it! The willingness to negotiate their principles is positive proof that people truly don’t believe God. If you see any faint beginnings of compromise, deal with them immediately, and firmly embrace God’s Word. Your future depends upon it!

Daily Confession

Father, I thank You that my integrity guides me, but the perversity of the unfaithful destroys them.

Family Scripture Reading

Hebrews 9

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When Compromise Enters The Room Disappointment Is Soon To Follow

“If the Godly compromise with the wicked, it is like polluting a
fountain or muddying a spring.”

Proverbs 25:26 (NLT)

APRIL 18 - Let’s take a quick look at an incredible illustration from nature — the penguin. Traveling many miles from their natural habitat (the ocean), the emperor penguin breeds at specific, often desolate, dangerously icy sites, laying and caring for their eggs in the world’s most inhospitable region. Not even 80° below zero temperatures cause these birds to quit. No, they never turn back; they have decided to give no place to compromise.

We must become people of principle. No matter what situation arises, we must never compromise our integrity for anyone, ever. Why is that? Because we have to live with our actions every night when we go home, gazing at ourselves before the mirror every day. We cannot afford to commit ourselves partially to anything. For the most part, principled people do not always feel like doing the things that they must do. Even so, they act by examining the long-term results of every one of their decisions.

If we compromise our principles, we abandon our fortified base and find ourselves behind enemy lines—without weapons, armor, or communication. It is a task that the Commander-in-Chief of Heaven’s Armed Forces never appointed to us. Compromise is strictly forbidden in His army. Those who do so are captured by the enemy and forced to defect. Divine rescue missions are rarely successful, and those who compromise
are often gone for good. Keep a close watch on yourself and on your service to the King. Although you may find yourself in the most inhospitable region, like the penguin, never allow yourself to compromise your principles for anyone, anywhere, for any reason. It would be a terrible day to be tried for treason by the King of kings.

Daily Confession

Father, I refuse to compromise. I live by Your Word and am guided by Your statutes and commands. I understand failure waits for those who compromise, but I win because I  choose a principled life.

Day 18: Audio Confession

Family Scripture Reading

Hebrews 5

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