I put in charge of Jerusalem my brother Hanani, along with Hananiah the commander of the citadel, because he was a man of integrity and feared God more than most men do.
I must have integrity and the fear of God as cornerstones in my life. These two positively influence everything I do! Whether as a father, husband, neighbor or pastor, integrity and fearing the Lord will be useful to those around me and crucial if I am to be like Jesus. It’s clear that I will not be like Jesus if I do not have these as foundational qualities in my life.
Father – show me what fearing You will mean for my life today. What will I do differently today if I revere You just a little bit (or a lot!) more than I did yesterday? And if I bolster my integrity today… if I do not compromise an ounce of my integrity, what will that mean for me today? I am Your man. I am Your servant. I am Your leader today. Use me as You will. I love You with all of my heart! Through Christ Jesus I pray, amen!