Why Under Grace Moral Integrity Still Matters

Frank King

Integrity is defined as moral uprightness. It is the practice of being honest and showing a consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral principles and values. It goes without saying that God wants us to be men and women of integrity—even during this grace era.

It’s not unusual for us to see men and to a lesser degree women in high places brought low by a lack of integrity. Whenever that happens, it means that their commitment to strong moral principles was weighed and found wanting.

Now some may argue that they are people of integrity solely on the basis of the fact that they are Christians. But integrity is not incidental to being a Christian. Being a Christian gives us all the wherewithal to become people of moral uprightness. But realizing that end requires one to make a personal decision to be consistent and uncompromising with regard to strong moral principles.

Joseph, the son of Jacob, is a good example of a man of integrity. His master’s wife was persistent in trying to get him to lie with her. But he repeatedly refused to do so. He said, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (Genesis 39:9).

To me, Joseph’s experience is a sobering biblical account because for some reason we don’t talk much about the importance of integrity even in church these days. But I believe that one of the primary objectives of the Word of God is to be a moral standard for us to live by.

In Psalm 119:11, the psalmist writes, Your word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against You. In effect, he is saying that I have hid your Word in my heart that I might be a man of integrity.

Practical Reasons Why Integrity Still Matters

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