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Person of Integrity-Zadok

October 3rd, 2018 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Person of Integrity from the Bible is Zadok the Scribe.

He was one of four men that Nehemiah considered trustworthy to distribute supplies to their brothers. He handled tithes of grain, new wine and oil from the storerooms. Nehemiah trusted him to be honest and fair with how he distributed these gifts devoted to God.

Zadok had some of the qualities that employers look for in dependable employees today-Honesty and a work ethic that follows through on their tasks.

The faithfulness of Zadok to be trustworthy with God’s property inspires us to be honest in how we carry out our responsibilities and to live a life of Integrity.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Lesson Of Faith-Reliability of God’s Word

January 29th, 2013 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – To know whether or not we can trust something or someone, we need to have confidence in whether or not they are true. The words ‘true’ and ‘trustworthy’ go together.

On one occasion, Jesus prayed for His followers, saying, “Sanctify them by the truth. Your word is truth.”

When does the Bible make a difference in our lives? When we accept it as truth. That is where we find Jesus crucified for our sins, then risen from the dead, and exalted as Lord.

In First Thessalonians 2:13, Paul wrote a letter to the church saying, “We also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe.”

This is how the Bible can have a life-changing impact on our lives that transforms us into the likeness of Christ-when we humbly accept the words of Scripture as the words of truth. Then, we will have a trustworthy resource for knowing God and knowing what He wants us to do.

The reliability of God’s Word is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com