I is for Integrity

When God appeared to Abraham of old he said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me and be blameless” (Gen 17:1). Those are words that apply to us even in modern day.

Integrity is the word for the week in my series on the ABC’s of Christian Living.

What is integrity? Here is Webster’s definition that fits into this category: “the quality or state of being of sound moral principle; uprightness, honesty, and sincerity.”

Now let’s look at some things God’s Word has to say about integrity.

Blessed are they whose ways are blameless,
who walk according to the law of the LORD” (Ps 119:1).

The LORD detests men of perverse heart
but he delights in those whose ways are blameless” (Prov 11:20).

In Psalm 15 there is a description of a man or woman with INTEGRITY. It says that whoever does those things will never be shaken.

  • leads a blameless life
  • does what is right
  • speaks the truth with sincerity
  • refuses to slander others
  • does not harm his/her neighbors
  • does not speak evil of his/her friends
  • despises persistent sinners
  • honors the faithful followers of the LORD
  • keeps his/her promises even when it hurts
  • does not charge interest on the money he/she lends
  • refuse to accept bribes to testify against the innocent

The following acrostic is “integrity according to Kerstin Lundquist”.

The LORD detests lying lips,
but he delights in men who are truthful” (Prov 12:22).

The man of integrity walks securely,
but he who takes crooked paths will be found out” (Prov 10:9).

May God help us to walk blameless before him!

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About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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