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January 15, 2007 9:34pm CST
How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? - Genesis 39:9 Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year,we can readily understand why those words were checked. The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary that year was the word integrity. The definition given is: "firm adherance to a code of especially moral or artisitic values." It's used to describe those who are unwilling to be brided or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don't know what it looks like in someone's life?In His word, God gave us an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put him in charge of overseeing "his house and all that he had". When he was propositioned by his master's wife, Joseph refused saying, "How can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?. He knew what God's standards were, and he chose to stand for the right - at the cost of his freedom. For further thought, in what ways have I been a person of integrity when it was tough? When I have failed? Whose standards do I live by? What do I need to change?