Daily Hope Devotionals - Integrity

There’s Only One Way to Keep It Real

In a culture that is absolutely obsessed with appearance and image, how in the world do you keep it real when so many other people are faking it? They don’t have integrity. They’re scooting by … Continue reading There’s Only One Way to Keep It Real

What Happens When You Do What You Know Is Wrong?

The Bible says in Proverbs 10:9, “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out” (NIV). You will be found out! So when making decisions, you need the integrity … Continue reading What Happens When You Do What You Know Is Wrong?

Don’t Let Gossip Destroy Your Relationships

We tend to think of gossip as one of those “little” sins. But when God talks about gossip, he puts it on the list with things like sexual immorality and murder. Why? Because it is … Continue reading Don’t Let Gossip Destroy Your Relationships

Authentic Friendships Happen in the Light

In Christian fellowship, people should experience authenticity. Authentic fellowship is not superficial, surface-level chit-chat. It’s genuine, heart-to-heart, sometimes gut-level sharing. It happens when people get honest about who they are and what is happening in … Continue reading Authentic Friendships Happen in the Light

You Don’t Need to Pretend Anymore

I know lots of people who like to pretend. I’m not talking about children who play make-believe. I’m talking about adults who try to pretend they’re somebody else to get the approval of others. Maybe … Continue reading You Don’t Need to Pretend Anymore

If You’re Wise, You Won’t Disguise

A mark of wise people is that they don’t try to hide their weaknesses. The Bible says true wisdom is “impartial and sincere.” Those words in Greek both sound like “hypocrite,” and for good reason: … Continue reading If You’re Wise, You Won’t Disguise

Walk Securely in Wisdom

Have you noticed how common sense isn’t so common? A lot of smart people are not too wise. They may be educated, but they don’t have wisdom. They may have all kinds of degrees, but … Continue reading Walk Securely in Wisdom

Focus on Pleasing God, Not People

God did not make you to be what somebody else wants you to be. God didn’t make you to be what your parents want you to be, what your girlfriend or boyfriend wants you to … Continue reading Focus on Pleasing God, Not People

God Grows Us One Step at a Time

Although God could instantly transform us, he has chosen to develop us slowly. Jesus was deliberate in developing his disciples, just as God allowed the Israelites to take over the Promised Land “little by little” … Continue reading God Grows Us One Step at a Time

Nothing Worthwhile Is Ever Easy

There are many things that work to keep us from completing our life missions. Over the years, I’ve debated whether the worst enemy is procrastination or discouragement. If Satan can’t get us to put off … Continue reading Nothing Worthwhile Is Ever Easy