Essay on The Importance of Integrity

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I The state of being complete or undivided, purity. Integrity is a powerful and uncommon trait according to today’s standards. One may be defined and known by his or her integrity. “A man is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has” Henry Ward Beecher. In the real world today, certain levels of integrity are expected in different places. For example, where we find the influence of evil, we find a lack of integrity. Important issues include: what the Bible has to say about integrity, viewing integrity as a choice and integrity in current affairs. The Bible contains many teachings on the subject of integrity. Proverbs 11:1 says that The Bible also deals with the moral responsibility one has in the commercial…show more content…
“A free Christian should act from within with a total disregard for the opinions of others. If a course is right, he should take it because it is right, not because he is afraid not to take it. And if it is wrong, he should avoid it though he lose every earthly treasure and even his very life as a consequence” Tozer. I find integrity to be a very important part of my lifestyle, in the classroom, at home, out in public, and especially around my friends and little sister where I can set a real example. To excel in AP English I will remain honest and diligent in my studies and my walk with the Lord and Mrs. Littlefield can most help me to succeed with encouragement. My worth to God in public is what I am in private. Who needs integrity? Everyone needs integrity. Of course, this would make it simple to say that everyone needs to be a Christian. This is a nice wish, but not entirely realistic. All those out there who call themselves Christians and lead a casual Christian lives are the ones who need integrity. I have to live the life of integrity to back up my words when I witness to others, as does everyone, to show our faith is real. Again, integrity is a choice, but it is a challenging choice. Currently, in our nation and in our world, I find a lack of leaders with integrity. One good example would be President Clinton and his “moral values.”
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