According to Google, the occurrence of the word "integrity" in books reached its peak in 1812. It declined steadily in the next century, increased between the 1940's and the year 2000, and began another steady decline.
Integrity is a character trait of little value to the fallen world. The 46th People's Choice Awards included no category such as "Integrity," and if it did, there wouldn't be many nominees.
David contends that he is a man of integrity, and his proof is the works he produces in his daily life; (PSALM 26:1-5). But David presents further evidence of innocence: he delights himself the presence of the Lord, desiring to praise Him, love Him, and proclaim His deeds.
For the believer, these actions take place personally on a daily basis, but in a special way corporately in fellowship with other believers. Lack of desire for a close relationship with the Lord may indicate lack of integrity!
THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Do you long for God and the things of God?
SONG: Search Me O God
SUNG BY: The Cathedrals (Now & Then)