Uriah slept at the entrance to the palace with all his master’s servants and did not go down to his house. (2 Sam. 11:9)

HER SON OWNED A MANUFACTURING COMPANY, but she was an assembly line worker. When the company was invited to display and sell its products at a trade show in Dallas, the owner accepted and assembled a sales staff from various departments of the company. His mother and several other employees were thrust into service. He promised to treat the little group to dinner at a very expensive restaurant if their sales at the trade show met a certain quota.

Unfortunately the fledgling sales group fell short of the quota. The owner advised the group to eat dinner at a fast-food restaurant, but he invited his mother to join him for a high-class dinner at an expensive restaurant. He was shocked when she refused the invitation and chose, instead, to join her rag-tag sales team for fast food. She refused to pull rank over her peers. She was a woman of integrity.

Uriah rejected King David’s instructions to spend the night in the comfort of his own home. Knowing that his peers would spend the night camped in tents in open fields on the battlefront, Uriah could not allow himself to sleep comfortably at home. He was a man of integrity.

Believers of integrity make right choices. They avoid the temptation to act like they are better than others.

Demonstrate integrity! Do the right thing!

Jim Dyet was born in Scotland and grew up in Canada. Married fifty-eight years, he and his wife Gloria live in Colorado Springs, where Jim enjoys golf and daily walks with their dogs.

© 2018 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission.