God uses some of the most remarkable characters in history to prove the point that rationalization, compromise, pride, and syncretism lead to decay and dismay. Conversely, integrity, courage, humility, and faith lead to blessing and restoration. While this emphasizes the activity of the human in walking in integrity, the real focus is upon God Himself. He is the rewarder of those who seek Him, the One who executes justice in His time. He also is the one who mightily uses those who allow Him to make them useful.