The integrity of the upright guides them, but the perversity of the treacherous destroys them. - Proverbs 11:3 HCSB
The Bible makes it clear that God rewards integrity just as surely as He punishes duplicity. So, if we seek to earn the kind of lasting rewards that God bestows upon those who obey His commandments, we must make honesty the hallmark of our dealings with others.
Character is built slowly over a lifetime. Character is the sum of every right decision, every honest word, every noble thought and every heartfelt prayer. It is built upon a foundation of industry, generosity and humility. Character is a precious thing - difficult to build but easy to tear down. As believers in Christ, we must seek to live each day with discipline, honesty and faith. When we do, integrity becomes a habit. And God smiles.