Ask yourself this question, “Does what I believe in my heart match what comes out of my mouth or how I spend my money or how I live my life?” As Christians we sometimes struggle with the tension of living out what we profess. Jesus never mentioned the word “integrity” but he called for Christians to live their lives in such a way that the world could witness their beliefs in action. He spends a large portion of the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 6 discussing being pure in heart, singleness of purpose, and having pure motives.
We are not Christian because we have a bumper sticker on our car, a cross around our neck, or because we own a big Bible that we drag to church on Sunday morning. Being Christian implies that we work from a different center than the rest of the world and that center does not shift when I show up at work on Monday or hanging out with my friends on Saturday night.
“The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them” (Proverbs 11:4).