Jeremiah was commissioned by king Zedekiah to inquire of the LORD for his nation. They wanted him to ask God to intervene and prevent the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar. But the prophet knew that they simply wanted him to sweep their corruption and sin under the rug. God’s prophet must say what God feels – even when that means destruction for his people and city. Integrity means saying the truth even when your own people want you to lie.
LORD, make us people of integrity.