Integrity

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7 Pillars of Faith and Work | WorkMatters

The 7 Pillars of Faith and Work were created to systematically equip leaders with how you can live your faith and work. Learn more about these 7 Pillars at www.workmatters.org.

Live Like Everyone’s Watching | Doug McMillon

Integrity means doing what you'll say you'll do when and how you say you'll do it. For Doug McMillon, the President and CEO of Walmart, that means living in a way that sets a good example for not just his employees and team members, but also his children. He challenges Christian leaders to stick to their values and lead by example.

Integrity | Dina Dwyer-Owens

Integrity is a word that gets thrown around often in the workplace, but how does your specific company define it? Dina Dwyer-Owens, Co-Chairwoman of The Dwyer Group, give insight into what integrity means and how it helps define a successful company.

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Bible Passages

"For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity. He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to him."| Proverbs 2:6-8 (NLT) 

"Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the Lord. Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts. They do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in his paths. You have charged us to keep your commandments carefully. Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees! Then I will not be ashamed when I compare my life with your commands. As I learn your righteous regulations, I will thank you by living as I should! I will obey your decrees. Please don’t give up on me!" | Psalm 119:1-8 (NLT)

The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.
— Proverbs 11:3 (NIV) 

"The righteous who walks in his integrity— blessed are his children after him! Even a child makes himself known by his acts, by whether his conduct is pure and upright." | Proverbs 20:7,11 (NIV) 

"People with integrity walk safely, but those who follow crooked paths will slip and fall." | Proverbs 10:9 (NLT) 

"Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down. As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife." | Proverbs 26:20-21 (NIV) 

"A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret" | Proverbs 11:13 (NIV) 

"The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts." | Proverbs 18:8 (NIV) 

"A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends." | Proverbs 16:28 (NIV) 

"Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler." | Proverbs 20:19 (NIV) 


Quotes

“Maintaining your integrity in a world of sham is no small accomplishment.” | Wayne Oates

"Integrity is the foundation upon which all other values are built." | Brian Tracy

T - Is it true?
H - Is it helpful?
I - Is it inspiring?
N - Is it necessary?
K - Is it kind?

If what I am about to say does not pass those tests, I will keep my mouth shut!
— Alan Redpath  

“Image is what people think we are; integrity is what we really are.” | John C. Maxwell  

“Integrity is built by defeating the temptation to be dishonest; humility grows when we refuse to be prideful; and endurance develops every time you reject the temptation to give up.” | Rick Warren

“Dignity does not float down from heaven it cannot be purchased nor manufactured. It is a reward reserved for those who labor with diligence.” | Bill Hybels

"Beginning well is a momentary thing; finishing well is a lifelong thing." | Ravi Zacharias

"I say that trials and tests locate a person. In other words they determine where you are spiritually. They reveal the true condition of your heart. How you react under pressure is how the real you reacts." | John Bevere

“Integrity is keeping a commitment even after circumstances have changed.” | David Jeremiah

"Never trust your tongue when your heart is bitter." | Samuel J. Hurwitt  

“Passively listening to gossip or negative talk is implied agreement.” | Scott Hardy

"Notice, we never pray for folks we gossip about, and we never gossip about the folk for whom we pray! For prayer is a great deterrent." | Leonard Ravenhill   

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." | Mother Teresa  

"Gossip involves saying behind a person's back what you would never say to his or her face. Flattery means saying to a person's face what you would never say behind his or her back." | R. Kent Hughes

"Perhaps we have been guilty of speaking against someone and have not realized how it may have hurt them. Then when someone speaks against us, we suddenly realize how deeply such words hurt, and we become sensitive to what we have done." | Theodore Epp

"Gossip often veils itself in acceptable conventions such as "Have you heard..." or "Did you know...?" or "They tell me..." or "Keep this to yourself, but..." or "I do not believe it is true, but I heard that..." or "I wouldn't tell you, except that I know it will go no further." Of course, the most infamous such rationalization in Christian circles is, "I am telling you this so you can pray." | R. Kent Hughes

"Cold words freeze people, and hot words scorch them, and bitter words make them bitter, and wrathful words make them wrathful. Kind words also produce their image on men's souls; and a beautiful image it is. They smooth, and quiet, and comfort the hearer." | Blaise Pascal  

“You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.” | John Knox

"I need Thee, O Lord, for a curb on my tongue; when I am tempted to making carping criticisms and cruel judgments, keep me from speaking barbed words that hurt, and in which I find perverted satisfaction. Keep me from unkind words and from unkind silences. Restrain my judgments. Make my criticisms kind, generous, and constructive. Make me sweet inside, that I may be gentle with other people, gentle in the things I say, kind in what I do. Create in me that warmth of mercy that shall enable others to find Thy strength for their weakness, Thy peace for their strife, Thy joy for their sorrow, Thy love for their hatred, Thy compassion for their weakness. In thine own strong name, I pray. Amen." | Peter Marshall