Tuesday, June 15, 2010

daily text 6/15

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
"Anything in which there is a defect you must not present." (Leviticus 22:20)

As used in the Bible, integrity involves moral completeness, soundness. The Hebrew words relating to "integrity" come from a root meaning sound, whole, or faultless. One of these words is used regarding the sacrifices to be offered to Jehovah. An animal for sacrifice gained his approval only if it was sound, or whole. Jehovah strongly censured those who flouted his direction by offering lame, sick, or blind animals for sacrifice. (Malachi 1:6-8) The idea of seeking and valuing that which is whole, or complete, is not strange. Picture a woman walking on a beach, collecting some of the shells cast ashore by the waves. Fascinated by the variety and beauty of these creations, she now and again stoops to examine one. Which ones does she keep? The ones that are whole, intact. Similarly, God is seeking people who have this quality of wholeness.—2 Chronicles 16:9
(Watchtower issue: 12/15/08, 1:4, 5)