Integrity is defined in the dictionary as the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. Integrity is a very important trait in all aspects of our lives. In our professional lives, we want to work for a company that has integrity and we want the company to think of us as a person with integrity. Once a company or person has their integrity questioned, it’s hard to gain that trust back. 
     Integrity applies in our Christian lives as well. As a Christian, it’s even harder to shake the label of having no integrity or questionable integrity. Being Christians, it seems like society puts us under the spotlight in everything we do. We have to make sure we are doing everything with integrity. Some examples of having your integrity questioned is if you’ve been caught cheating on a test. Lying about being sick and taking off work but then seen at a theme park or sporting event. For Christians it could be things like asking for financial assistance from the church/organizations because of hard times but then using the money for a vacation instead of paying bills. There are bible verses we can turn to about integrity.   
“The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.” Proverbs 11:3
“Better the poor whose walk is blameless than the rich whose ways are perverse.”  Proverbs 28:6 
1 Peter 3:16 is my favorite verse on this subject. It states, 
“Keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.”  1 Peter 3:16

     I do want to say that as Christians, it’s not our place to judge someone’s, a company’s, organization’s, etc.’s integrity based on information we heard from a friend, the internet, news, etc. God is the one who will judge that person, company, organization, etc. Sometimes things that are reported aren’t always accurate. None of us are perfect. Remember what John 8:7 says, 
“When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, 'Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.'”   

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Robert is a blogger at Christian Pals Blog. He likes to read,
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