12 Therefore, my loved ones, just as you always obey me, not just when I am present but now even more while I am away, carry out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 God is the one who enables you both to want and to actually live out his good purposes. 14 Do everything without grumbling and arguing 15 so that you may be blameless and pure, innocent children of God surrounded by people who are crooked and corrupt. Among these people you shine like stars in the world 16 because you hold on to the word of life. This will allow me to say on the day of Christ that I haven’t run for nothing or worked for nothing. 17 But even if I am poured out like a drink offering upon the altar of service for your faith, I am glad. I’m glad with all of you. 18 You should be glad about this in the same way. Be glad with me! (Philippians 2:12-18, CEB)
Even when you are not being watched, do the things you know you should. For everything done in secret will be made known.
Integrity is the word that this passage brings to mind. Some people are people of integrity. They say what they mean and mean what they say and they walk the walk they talk. Many are not like this, they will say to you what you want to hear and then turn around to someone else and say the opposite because that is what they person they are speaking to now wants to hear. Do not live this way.
Jesus calls us to say what we mean and mean what we say and to live for others and not ourselves.
Be a person of integrity and allow God’s love to change the world.
Love People, Love God.