What exactly is integrity and why is it important to have?
Integrity has to do with relentless honesty. You choose to be honest in all situations.
It is what you decide when there are only two people in the room— you and your conscience!
The Bible educates our conscience to show us what is truly right. Then we are convinced not to
take advantage of situations that may be to our gain if we just bend the rules a bit. Psalm 15 gives
us a list of other traits that involve integrity.
Joseph in the Book of Genesis was a man of integrity. At one point when he was a young man, his
master’s wife desired him while the master was gone from the house. What an opportunity! But
Joseph told himself, “No!” He said, “How then could I do this great evil and sin against God?”
You see, God gave Joseph a very special dream describing his destiny. Once Joseph understood that dream, he knew that God would be watching his every move! So Joseph vowed to himself, “If I want this dream to happen, I better do this thing right!” And he did! God did fulfill his destiny because He saw that
Joseph could be trusted.
I promise you, the minute you open your mouth in public to say you are a Christian, people are going to start watching you to see if your behavior matches your claims. Let’s uphold the Name of Christ through a commitment to honesty to see how God will entrust us with even greater things!