"For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity; guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of His saints." (6-8)
Walk in integrity. I talked about that in class today. One student said that his dad told him, "It's what you do when no one is looking that defines who you really are." I'm sure his dad read that or heard that from somewhere else, but my 5th grader quoted him. I had a good discussion with a my rambunctious 11 year olds about integrity. What would you do if no one is looking? Would you choose to do the right thing, or lean towards the wrong thing because you know you won't get caught?
In our weekly Chapel, the principal talked about God's omnipresence. God is everywhere at all times. Everywhere. At all times. I pray that I live with integrity: give back too much change from the grocery clerk, recycle the water bottle, pick up my trash that flew out of my hand, speak with honesty and truth, live with one face and not two. Knowledge. Wisdom. Integrity.
Recap: Live with integrity. God will be my shield of protection.