I have placed my rainbow in the clouds. It is the sign of my covenant with you and with all the earth. – Genesis 9:13
In the Scriptures, we read where God often gave signs to indicate various covenants with His creation. For example, just to name a few, there are the rainbow, circumcision, and a cross. This caused me to wonder, “Do I keep my promises … my covenants? What signs do I give that I will keep them? Since I’m not a rainbow-maker, what assurances can I give to others of my character or integrity?”
The answer at which I arrived came down to behavior. Am I faithful in the little things? When I say I will do something, no matter how insignificant it may seem, do I do it? On time? Completely? With a Christ-like attitude?
Faithfulness, loyalty, and integrity may be observed in a person’s momentary obedience, but they can only be affirmed over a lifetime. And if these attributes are mine (and yours), like a rainbow, they will appear when they are needed the most.
Calamity is the test of integrity. – Samuel Richardson
Dr. David Pope is President and Founder of POPE Initiatives, a non-profit organization committed to providing executive-level management and support services for major global mission efforts.
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