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Proverbs 19-Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity, than one who is crooked in speech, and is a fool.

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Proverbs 19:1 says, "better is a poor person who walks in his integrity, than one who is crooked in speech, and is a fool."

How important is walking in integrity to you? How important is others walking in integrity? According to the dictionary, other words for integrity are: character, decency, goodness, honesty, morality, righteousness, uprightness, and virtue. Sounds like the fruits of the spirit huh (Galatians 5:22/23)?

Anyway, integrity is really important to me and I try my best to operate in it. In fact, I base all of my relationships on it. All of my closest relationships are with people who walk in integrity. Yes, and if I sense for a moment that a person can't be trusted, that's the end of that. Our relationship will only be surface -- hi and goodbye type of thing. No hard feelings. There's just nothing we have in common. Integrity means that much to me. For instance, there was a previous person in my life who is no longer in my life. I purposely ended the relationship, because every time the person didn't agree with me on something, it didn't matter how small, the person would go to another person instead of discussing it with me. That got old, I had had enough, and that was that. I moved on.

Integrity should mean alot to us, because "better is a poor person who walks in his integrity, than one who is crooked in speech, and is a fool" (Proverbs 19:1).

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