1 Timothy 6:11 – But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. (NIV 1984)
My Musings – Here’s a novel thought. How about accepting responsibility, playing by the rules, listening to your critics (they just might be right) and telling the truth. There will be no need to redefine success or try again.
My Advice – Know when to fight and know when to flight.
Matthew 5:33-37 – “Again, you have it heard it was said to the people long ago, ‘do not break your oath, but keep oaths you have made to the Lord.’ But I tell you do not swear at all, either by heaven, or by the earth; or by Jerusalem. And do not swear by your head. Simply let your ‘yes’ be ‘yes,’ and your ‘no,’ ‘no’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one. (NIV 1978)
My Musings – What an incredible testimony it would be if others did not require an oath from us. That they would be merely satisfied by a simple yes or no from us. There are few people with that kind of integrity and that inspires that kind of trust.
My Advice – Be a man of your word. Someone who others can rely on to always keep his word.
No Accounting For Some People
2 Kings 12:13 – They did not require an accounting from those to whom they gave the money to pay the workers, because they acted in complete honesty. (NIV 1978)
My Musing – This sounds remarkable, yet in the life of a believer, this should be standard conduct rather than something to marvel about.
My Advice – Leave it up to your dad to find something about accounting in the Bible. At any rate, be a man of integrity, someone who others will trust without question.