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.
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.