Illustration: Integrity

"David was far more concerned about his integrity before God than he was his popularity or success before men. He was more concerned that his trust for his life, his family or his future not shift from God. He wanted integrity before God. He wanted to please God and to serve God uninterrupted. He knew this integrity would give security.

"David trusted that God would always keep his feet steady and would uphold him, even in the eyes of men. So he turned to God to help him, at all times, under all circumstances—so his God would be honored. In these uncertain times (in the minds of men, but not with God) we must keep our relationship with God FIRST." (Henry Blackaby, author of Experiencing God, quoted in Baptist Press, 2/4/02)