In our nation--and in the church--there has been a falling away, a breakdown, and a compromise in integrity. Integrity is completeness or soundness. You have integrity if you complete a job even when no one is looking. You have integrity if you keep your word even when no one checks up on you. Integrity means the absence of duplicity and is the opposite of hypocrisy. If you are a person of integrity, you will do what you say. A person with integrity does not manipulate others. Integrity even invites constructive and necessary criticism because it applauds accountability. Integrity is rock-like. It won't crack when it has to stand alone, and it won't crumble though the pressure mounts. It's honesty at all costs. Integrity is essential in the church, in the marketplace, and especially in the home. When you walk in integrity, you leave it as a legacy for your children to follow. Blessed are you if you had a father with integrity and a mother with guts. When you work with integrity, you honor the Lord. Regardless of your profession, your character and conduct are methods of ministry.