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This is part of a leadership series on the theme of integrity.
In John 18, a cohort of 600 armed soldiers comes to arrest Jesus and have their own traumatic encounter with holiness:
Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, “Who is it you want?”
“Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied.
“I am he,” Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.) When Jesus said, “I am he,” they …
I cannot say “our” if I live only for myself. I cannot say “Father” if I do not endeavor each day to act like his child. I cannot say “who art in heaven” if I am laying up no treasure there. I cannot say “hallowed be Thy name” if I am not striving for holiness. I cannot say “Thy kingdom come” if I am not doing all in my power to hasten that wonderful event. I cannot say “thy will be done” if I …
Lord God, just as You prepared and called Abram out of obscure beginnings, so You laid Your hand upon me and called me to a glorious destiny. But along the journey I realize that there are times when You will take me to the end of my own resources to teach me that only Your resources are sufficient. You call into being that which did not exist, and bring life out of barrenness. You have implanted a living hope within me and You teach me again and again, sometimes through hardship and …