Hide This Verse in your Heart - Proverbs 16:8

Better is a little with righteousness than great income with injustice.
Proverbs 16:8

It is totally against our culture to be happy with just a little. So often society pressures us to believe that more is better, no matter the cost.

This is what I like to call a Daniel moment, where your life, or lifestyle is the witness. You will be communicating your values to not just neighbors, but to your own kids as well.

Now this verse speaks about honesty and integrity with money. Unfortunately this is a lesson that is more easily caught than taught. Having integrity is a condition of the heart, and it involves more than just money. Here are some examples of every day choices that you can make that will build integrity into your kids.

1. Read the directions Just taking the time to read posted signs will show your kids that you care about doing the right thing.

2. Follow the directions I listed this separately because just reading the directions is not enough. You have to show your kids that you are actually making decisions based on what you have read.

3. Watch your exaggerating I know how easy it is to stretch a story. My family's motto has always been "based on a true story." But being careful to stick to the facts when retelling a story will go a long way to communicate how important honesty is.

I am sure that there are many other ways that you can be a good example, but when it comes to examining your own actions and heart, you have to just take it a few steps at a time.

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