Trustworthy – Man as Instructor
So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.  We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. - Hebrews 6:17-20 ESV

[T]he Douglas Aircraft company was competing with Boeing to sell Eastern Airlines its first big jets. War hero Eddie Rickenbacker, the head of Eastern Airlines, reportedly told Donald Douglas that the specifications and claims made by Douglas’s company for the DC-8 were close to Boeing’s on everything except noise suppression. Rickenbacker then gave Douglas one last chance to out-promise Boeing on this feature. After consulting with his engineers, Douglas reported that he didn’t feel he could make that promise. Rickenbacker replied, “I know you can’t. I just wanted to see if you were still honest.”
(Today in the Word, October 1991)

Hebrews 6 teaches us about the faithfulness and reliability of God. He is a loving God who completely keeps His word in every case. What He says is true, is true! What He says, He will do. Believers in Jesus Christ can be confident in the effectualness of His saving work on the cross.
Faithfulness and integrity ought to be defining characteristics of the man of God as well. Our faith is on display as we live our lives, and our integrity will have a lasting impact on our families and those whose lives we touch. And even when people don’t see or appreciate our acts of faithfulness, God sees!
Throughout his administration, Abraham Lincoln was a president under fire, especially during the scarring years of the Civil War. And though he knew he would make errors of office, he resolved never to compromise his integrity. So strong was this resolve that he once said, “I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.”
(Today in the Word, August 1989)
Life is tough! Sometimes, it’s not only about what we face but also the example we give as we face those challenges. The faith we display daily has the potential to shape the lives we touch. It can lead others to a rock-solid hope that transcends anything we face on earth and lifts our focus to eternity. One thing that truly matters is our relationship with Jesus!

- If you spent a week observing your life and your walk with God, would there be changes you would want to make?
- Our integrity as men of God has a lasting impact on those whose lives we touch. What will be said of your life by those whom you live and work with?
- Be led daily by the Stand on the Word Bible reading plan: