Step #7: INTEGRITY
1 Thessalonians 5:15-24
 See that none render evil for evil unto any man ; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men .  Rejoice evermore.  Pray without ceasing.  In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.  Quench not the Spirit.  Despise not prophesyings.  Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.  Abstain from all appearance of evil.  And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
 And Boaz answered and said unto her, It hath fully been shewed me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother in law since the death of thine husband: and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore.
 And he said, Blessed be thou of the Lord , my daughter: for thou hast shewed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as thou followedst not young men, whether poor or rich.
 Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
A good reputation will bless your life.
 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
Don’t compromise integrity for the sake of monetary gain.
 A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.
 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
Your Word establishes your name.
 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
 So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.
Do my actions line up with what I say and what is in my heart?
Some people will say things with no intention of following through on what they said. They lack integrity.
Your words and actions establish your integrity.
Trials and temptation test your integrity. They will bring out whatever is inside you.
 Judge me, O Lord ; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the Lord ; therefore I shall not slide.  Examine me, O Lord , and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
Private integrity will always promote you to public authority.
 Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.  But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.
You will know what you are made of when you go through trials and temptation.
 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;  My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.  God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.  My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.  Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.
 Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps?  If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit;  Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity.
 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
Our children will inherit our integrity.
Integrity will cause you to leave people, places and things better than you found them.