Integrity defines integrity as: noun 1. adherence to moral principles; honesty;  2. the quality of being unimpaired; soundness; 3. unity; wholeness.

When a person is said to have integrity, he or she is honest and adheres to the accepted moral standards and principles. His/her actions jibe with his/her words. He or she has a strong moral character that can stand against all odds in life and weather the tests of times. He or she does not sugar-coat bitter things and label it sweet things. In plain words, a person of integrity acts consistent with his/her words. He or she is not a liar.

I have observed that many so-called pastors preach sermons that are inconsistent with their actions. There was one who said to the lead pastor that he loves him but undermines the church leadership and the lead pastor for personal gain. He ended up dividing the church and even has the gall to encourage other church members to join his newly-organized church. He has lost his pastoral “delicadeza” or integrity.

In any profession, there are codes of ethics that must be followed to bring harmony and unity in the profession. For without these ethical standards, a professional organization will not succeed in its endeavors and objectives. These ethical standards are designed to foster integrity in the profession. Failure for a professional to adhere to these standards could disbar him/her from the profession.

Genuine born-again believers are endowed by the Holy Spirit Christ’s integrity the moment they believed our Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord and repented of their sins. Hence, genuine believers walk their talk. They are not men-pleasers but God-pleasers no matter the odds are in their Christian life.

Proverbs 12:22 says “The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.”

Be aware of people who has questionable or no integrity at all.


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