Proverbs 19:1 (KJV): “Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips and is a fool.”
COMMENTARY: Integrity is seeing concepts, people, things and events from God’s perspective, then making choices that coincide with His perspective. The Lord wants us to walk in wisdom, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and it begins with living lives of integrity.
APPLICATION: Search your heart, mind and soul today. The more your internal “climate” is in-line with these eight conditions, the more clearly you’ll hear wisdom:
1) Walking in integrity
2) Avoiding bribery
3) Understanding your place and abiding in it
4) Having a prudent spouse
5) Keeping God’s commandments
6) Having pity on the poor
7) Listening to wise counsel
8) Respecting and reverencing the Lord
Who is the wisest businessperson you know? It’s very likely that you will see these conditions present in his or her life on a continuous basis.
For Further Exploration
For further exploration about Ephesians 6:7 (KJV)，read Mutuality in Working for the Lord (Ephesians 5:21–6:9) from the Theology of Work Bible Commentary.