Integrity

Faith can be shaken when we find disappointment where we thought there was friendship, loyalty and commitment.  Commitment to consistent moral and ethical principles is called integrity.  Personal integrity is a keystone to maintaining long-lasting relationships, both personal and professional.  God speaks to us about integrity through the book of Proverbs:

So—join the company of good men and women, keep your feet on the tried-and-true paths. It’s the men who walk straight who will settle this land, the women with integrity who will last here. The corrupt will lose their lives; the dishonest will be gone for good. Proverbs 2:20-22 (MSG)


The integrity of the honest keeps them on track; the deviousness of crooks brings them to ruin. Proverbs 11:3 (MSG)


GOD can’t stand deceivers, but oh how he relishes integrity. Proverbs 11:20 (MSG)


The evil of bad people leaves them out in the cold; the integrity of good people creates a safe place for living. Proverbs 14:32 (MSG)


Love and truth form a good leader; sound leadership is founded on loving integrity. Proverbs 20:28 (MSG)

 

God grant us a commitment to integrity in all we do so our witness to His love can be effective.