Walking in Integrity

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills

What does integrity mean to you? The dictionary offers several clues as to what the word means: moral, sound principles, honest, righteous, incorruptible, and the list goes on. Perhaps a few names came to mind, like many righteous people in the Bible, historical figures, a family member, a friend, or someone who highlights the news by standing up to Godly truths.

Chances are you don’t pronounce yourself as a person of integrity. How many people claim on social media to have this honor? To many of us, that seems like a trait to pursue instead of embracing. But we are a people of integrity!

When we put our faith and trust in God, He is in us. 1 John 5:20 ESV says it well: And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.”

Walking in integrity means what we think, say, and do reflect our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

I like what David says in Psalm 101:1-4 ESV.

I will sing of steadfast love and justice;
to you, O Lord, I will make music.

I will ponder the way that is blameless.
Oh when will you come to me?
I will walk with integrity of heart
within my house;

I will not set before my eyes
anything that is worthless.
I hate the work of those who fall away;
it shall not cling to me.

A perverse heart shall be far from me;
I will know nothing of evil.

Practice today using your name in the following:

__________ is a moral person.

__________ practices sound principles.

__________ is honest.

__________ is righteous.

__________ sticks by his/her God and will not be swayed.

__________ loves God in all he/she says and does.

__________ is an excellent example of a person of integrity.

How do you define integrity?