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Text: “And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart: for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffer I thee not to touch her”. - Genesis 20:6.

Comment: When Abraham moved to Gerar, the King Abimelech wanted to marry Sarah whom Abraham made Abimelech to believe was his sister, an impression Sarah also confirmed. God however, directed Abimelech to release her to her husband after he took her into his palace that night. Really Abimelech was an innocent man, with genuine intentions. (Genesis 20:1-5). King Solomon declared: “The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.” (Proverbs 11:3) God truly delights in the upright or one with integrity, to the extent that He even helps them to maintain their integrity by keeping such persons from falling into sin. “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man” declared Apostle Paul, “but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13) King David the Psalmist stated: “And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.” - Psalm 41:12.

A man or woman of integrity avoids sin and any thing that is evil. He or she is always careful in all his dealings with his fellow humans; male, female, strong or weak, rich or poor, etc. Romans 15:1-3.

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