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.