Houses vary in construction.
Wood is lightweight and versatile. Steel carries massive loads. Vinyl siding is easy-care and inexpensive.
If we want durability during heavy weather, we must go for something stronger.
To ensure concrete’s structural integrity, we weave steel mesh into the mix. Rebar is widely used. Adding fiberglass is always a prime option.
Proverbs 10:9 tells us a little about our moral concrete.
“Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.”
Our moral concrete is given integrity when we do as we promise. We weave steel mesh into our actions when our coworkers can trust us to honor the deals we make. Our rebar in our marriage is our fidelity to our spouse. The fiberglass in our days is no more than our transparency, that we are who we say we are, without pretense or fakery.
If we build our lives out of quick and easy moralities that shift with the circumstances, when life batters us, we’ll go crashing down. Only our concrete integrity will stand firm when the gales begin to blow.
Christ is our moral model, our example of integrity even when it cost him everything. He is our honored forerunner, and his path will lead us home.
To live as Christ makes us secure in him.
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