Integrity

In all walks of life the man of integrity is respected. Those with whom he comes in contact can rely upon his word, can trust him to do the upright, honorable, just thing; hence the respect accorded him. And while integrity is thus generally held in high esteem, there is little doubt that it is expected more of those of religious convictions than of others: these are rightly regarded as being under the obligation to live up to what they profess. He who is assured of the understanding he possesses of spiritual truth, will not be disposed to take exception to the demands made upon him along this line.

An examination of the Gospels of the New Testament shows that the master Christian, Christ Jesus, lived a life of the highest integrity, and that he expected the same to characterize the lives of his followers. "No man can serve two masters," he said. And in his upholding of the Decalogue and his bestowing of the Beatitudes, with all their moral and spiritual purposefulness, he indicated his desire for uprightness in the highest degree in his followers. We stand in wonderment before the achievement of Jesus, his marvelous life of goodness, purity, compassion, love, and spiritual power. It remains in its stainlessness for all men to contemplate as the perfect example to be emulated.

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