Our integrity or lack of integrity is always seen in what we do. I have heard it said that it is never wrong to do what is right; and that it is never right to do what is wrong. Simply put, we are always to do the right thing, because it is right to do so… However, we often try to justify doing the wrong thing because of the circumstances in which we find ourselves. We can feel threatened or intimidated. We can have pity on someone, or, there are times that we decide to do the wrong thing because we see a personal advantage in it, even though we know it is wrong. Regardless of our excuses, the wrong thing is never right. Proverbs 20:7 (NKJV) bears this out. It says, ““The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him.”
Outcomes should never be the deciding factor for doing right or wrong. If we are to trust God and obey, we must look beyond our emotions, fears or opportunities for personal gain. The issue is always whether we will exhibit Christian character and commitment. How can you be sure your decisions and actions are the right ones? The answer can be found in whether your actions are consistently true to New Testament teaching; and if you have asked the Holy Spirit to be your decision-making Partner. I’m Dr. Bob. Think about what I have just said. Consider what God thinks about right and wrong. Then, see if you can justify a time when doing wrong is approved by God. Be sure to justify your thoughts with Scripture.