Whose reputation are you protecting?
1Chronicles 21-23 / 1Timothy 1-3
21:24 But the king replied to Araunah, “No, I insist on paying what it is worth. I cannot take what is yours and give it to the LORD. I will not offer a burnt offering that has cost me nothing!”
1:19 Cling tightly to your faith in Christ, and always keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked.
OT Flash Points
The Temple location is decided by God
in ordering David to build an altar
to stop the plague which happened
to punish David
for calling for a census
Sometimes a run-on sentence is meaningful
Please, keep that in mind when you are laboring with Biblical language
I’m sure it is always significant and never a labor in vain
NT Flash Points
Instructions for leadership
Do you feel that you’ve got a good handle on what integrity is?
First, check out where you get your standard
Then check out how true your perception is to the standard