What does integrity mean?


Integrity means to be complete, upright, innocent of willful wrong doing, a person with a clear conscience.

For example, Job was a man of integrity. "There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil" (Job 1:1). Even when Satan tried to bring him down, he held to his integrity. "Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil? And still he holds fast to his integrity, although you incited Me against him, to destroy him without cause"" (Job 2:3). Even with his friends pressuring him, Job would not let his integrity go. "As long as my breath is in me, and the breath of God in my nostrils, my lips will not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit. Far be it from me that I should say you are right; till I die I will not put away my integrity from me. My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go; my heart shall not reproach me as long as I live" (Job 27:3-6).

See the lesson: Daniel's Integrity for more on this subject.