I know I want my husband’s reputation to be one of integrity!
But what does this word, integrity, mean?
the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness;
being undivided in loyalty; internal consistence or lack of corruption.
We should pray for these qualities in our man.
The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot. Proverbs 20:7
…because, I, for one, do not want his name to rot! 🙂
Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: 1 Timothy 1:5
We should pray for our husband to have these qualities:
a pure heart,
[the innermost man would be free of corruption, blameless, even cleansed as by fire]
a good conscience
[to have a healthy, or Godly, distinction of right and wrong],
and a faith unfeigned
[a sincere trust in God, not false or for show].
Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. 1 Timothy 3:7
I realize this verse comes in the qualifications of a bishop, but these traits should be the desire of ALL men of God. And the ability for those “without” [presumably outside the faith, or lost] to think well of a Godly man speaks volumes of his closeness to the Savior. When Christian men go around and leave a foul taste towards the things of God on the taste-buds of the unsaved, there is reproach on our Lord’s name and a snare from the devil is allowed in!
We can think we know if our man is truly full of integrity,
but our prayers for him can only strengthen that integrity!
10-Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11- Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12- For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:6
And lastly in this prayer, we should pray for our husband to daily put on the WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD! Because the devil is tricky and the powers of darkness really are all around us, all the time.
Let us pray for our husbands to be men of integrity!