Pottstown Bible Church
So, what’s happening at PBC??
First, as we continue to see what’s going on in our world, I feel compelled to share some scripture with you.
The quality of being honest, (free of deceit and untruthfulness) and having strong moral principles.
Integrity stems from the Latin word ‘integer’ which means:
whole and complete, Not a fraction.
This speaks of an inner sense of ‘wholeness’ and consistency of character.
When you are in integrity, people should be able to visibly see it through your actions, words, decisions, methods, and outcomes.
When you are ‘whole’ and consistent, there is only one you.
You bring that same You wherever you are, regardless of the circumstance.
You don’t leave parts of yourself behind.
You don’t have a ‘work you,’ a ‘family you,’ and a ‘social you.’
You are YOU all the time.
(So-Young Kang is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum)
Let’s look at some scripture
Proverbs 11:3 ¶ The integrity of the upright will guide them,
But the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them.
Proverbs 11:13 He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets,
But he who is trustworthy conceals a matter.
Lev 19:16 'You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people,
and you are not to act against the life of your neighbor; I am the LORD.
1Peter 3:16 ¶ and keep a good conscience
so that in the thing in which you are slandered,
those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.
Ex 20:14 "You shall not commit adultery.
Ex 20:15 "You shall not steal.
Ex 20:16 "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
So, what then makes a good and faithful friend??
True friends accept one another, they love each other understanding that they each have imperfections. (1 Peter 4:8)
True friends encourage one another protecting each other’s name. (Hebrews 3:13)
True friends appreciate one another, serve each other, and believe in each other’s gifts and talents (Gal 5:13)
True friends listen with empathy, learning the hopes, dreams, fears, and struggles of each other. (Gal 6:2)
True friends are trustworthy, maintaining all confidences shared with unimpeachable honor and self-respect, knowing that gossip separates the best of friends. (1 Cor 4:2)