Prov. 20:7 The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children after them.
The goldy walk with integrity. In the godly there is steadfast honesty. There is a commitment to truthfulness. A personwith integrity seeks to always do what is right and good. He is transparent and will not compromise what he knows to be true. The goldy wear proudly the badge of integrity.
Blessed are the choldren of those who live in integrity because they have an example worthy to follow. Children imitate their parents. They learn from their parents how to behave in life. What they see is deemed to be normal and acceptable behavior. When children have godly parents they are truly blessed. They learn how to live life on a godly plain. They are taught the pathway to God where true happiness and contentment is found They learn that life is more than the shallowness found in the world.
Walking with integrity is no guarantee that one’s children will walk in their footsteps. Everyone must choose for themselves whom they will serve. When parents walk with integrity they give their children the opportunity to make choices that will lead them into godliness. It makes a child’s choices so much more difficult if he doesn’t have a godly example to observe and follow. The greatest act of love that a parent can give to his child is to love the Lord with all of his heart, mind and soul. No one has to be held a prisoner to his upbringing. Jesus is always amongst men to show us that He is the way, truth and life. To God be the glory!
Praise the Lord for His amazing grace that draws people to Him in spite of the example set before them. Praise Him for those parents who set a godly example for their children to follow.
There is no greater gift that you can leave your children or grandchildren than the gift of a life lived with godly integrity. Their lives are truly blessed for they get to see first hand faith that works. Are you walking with godly integrity before your children? Are your children blessed because of the life you live before them?