THE RISE OF INTEGRITY
CHARACTER UNDER CONSTRUCTION THE RISE OF INTEGRITY The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity. (Proverbs 11:3 NIV) What is integrity? INTEGRITY IS SIMPLY “ONENESS” OF HEART “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh”; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. (Mark 10:7-8 NKJV) What are some integrity killers? The reputation of a thousand years can be determined by the conduct of one hour. Anonymous HUNGER TIREDNESS LAZINESS The desire of the lazy man kills him, for his hands refuse to labor. (Proverbs 21:25 NKJV) What can I do to rebuild & preserve integrity? REBUILD INTEGRITY BY TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR LIFE He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. (Proverbs 28:13 NKJV) PRESERVE INTEGRITY BY NOT “CHEATING THE SYSTEM” He who walks with integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will become known. (Proverbs 10:9 NKJV) Life Group Questions “Oneness” means undivided and whole. How does “oneness” define integrity? How can being hungry, tired and/or lazy ruin your integrity? List some ways on how you will take responsibility for your life in rebuilding integrity. How does “cheating the system” work against preserving integrity? Give examples.