Who are you behind closed doors?
Integrity is a word used to describe a good person, a person who does good deeds. When hiring, employers always look for with someone with integrity. Most people know integrity as someone who is good and does good deeds. Integrity is not only about doing what is right and honest, it is about doing what is right and honest when no one else is around.
There are different “official” definitions of integrity in the dictionary. Integrity is described by Dictionary.com as “adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty” (1). This means that integrity describes someone who sticks to their values and is honest. Integrity is also described as being “whole and entire; in perfect condition” (2). This is used to describe objects, but a man of integrity is a man who is whole, who does not lack truth, honesty, or ethics. It is a man who is almost flawless, close to perfect. Another definition of integrity is found in in the Bible. In Proverbs 10:9 says “whoever walks in integrity walks securely….” A man of integrity is a man who does not stumble to pressure. No matter what the circumstance or what people think , he stands firmly on his beliefs and does not deviate from them.
One big example of a man of integrity can be found in the Bible. Job was a man of integrity. The Bible describes Job as a flawless man, almost perfect. The Devil then tells God that Job is only good because he is extremely blessed. God gives the Devil permission to take away everything but his soul. Even though he lost his property, cattle, family and health, Job still remains faithful to the Lord. After the devil is done with Job God says to him “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil. A he maintains his integrity, though you incited me against him to ruin him without any reason” (Job 2:3). Job was faithful even though he received nothing...
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