Wednesday, November 17, 2010
"Walking In Truth"
“Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in
thy truth: unite my heart to fear
In the operating room of a large hospital, a
young nurse was completing her first full
day of responsibilities. "You've only
removed 11 sponges, doctor," she said to the
surgeon. "We used 12."
"I removed them all," the doctor
declared. "We'll close the incision
"No," the nurse objected. "We used 12
"I'll take full responsibility," the surgeon
said grimly. "Suture!"
"You can't do that!" blazed the nurse.
"Think of the patient."
The surgeon smiled, lifted his foot, and
showed the nurse the 12th sponge. "You'll
do," he said.
Our integrity and loyalty can only be tested
during times of extremes. We may think
ourselves to be honest and upright, but we
can only prove it during times of
pressure. Honesty must be tested in
the face of dishonesty. Loyalty must
be tested in times of disloyalty. In
these temptations, we see the real us.
Most of us would describe ourselves as
loyal. However, let some point of
disagreement arise between us and the boss,
or the pastor, or a friend. It is at
that moment when we will discover where our
Let each of us beware. A desire to be
honest and loyal does not mean that we are.
Honesty and loyalty are based on principles
not desires. If we want a strong
integrity, we must then seek every day the
principles of living honestly. The
Word of God is truth and principle. We
need to feed our hearts and minds on
I’m sure that patient was grateful that a
nurse was honest and loyal. No doubt,
the doctor was encouraged to have such a
reliable helper. Both patient and
doctor could have a source of confidence in
very trying times. May the Lord help
us to walk honestly in a crooked and
perverse generation. Someone’s life is
depending on it.
Study verses: 1Timothy
2:2; Romans 13:13; 1Thessalonians 4:12;
Hebrews 13:18; Proverbs 6:1,2
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