Building our Integrity According to the Bible
by Pastor PEDRO MONTOYA
Publisher: MINISTERIOS CRISTO REY
Nobody is born being integrous, integrity is cultivated, and it is reached with effort; of course, in the measure of the willingness to expose ourselves before God. Integrity is the openness that the human spirit acquires of allowing the inheritance of sin to be exposed to the light; No one who is unwilling to expose himself before God can be integrous.
And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. Genesis 3:10
Integrity has nothing to do with morality, although of course, there will be those who strive to define it in terms of it. Integrity is a human virtue of a spiritual nature, and therefore, to cultivate it, it is necessary to eradicate all the secular models and morality patterns on which it was intended to be built first.
Integrity is ordered from the personal decision to act according to divine dispositions; it can only be integrous who is willing to honor God through his executions. The basic reason why we cannot be integrous is because very few have decided to have God in their knowledge.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Romans 1:28
To think that we can become integrous without Him is to move away from the possibility of being it, appeal to morality as an alternative resource just wraps us in a spell; So, those who want to expose themselves to the possibility of being integrous in God, welcome, and forward in the effort.