Who Are Some Men Who Show Integrity in the Bible?

Posted on May 13, 2024

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Who Are Some Men Who Show Integrity in the Bible?

In the next two postings we share portions of an article by Britt Mooney titled 4 Excellent Examples of Integrity in the Bible featured in Crosswalk

“Perhaps one of the most prominent examples of integrity in the Bible is Joseph, the son of Jacob, found in Genesis. Despite facing betrayal by his brothers, false accusations, and imprisonment, Joseph remained faithful to God. His refusal to succumb to the temptations presented by Potiphar’s wife showcases his unwavering integrity. Ultimately, Joseph’s life is marked by forgiveness and reconciliation, highlighting the transformative power of maintaining integrity in adversity.

The Book of Job introduces a man of great integrity in extreme suffering. Job, described as blameless and upright, undergoes immense trials, including losing his wealth, health, and family. Despite the overwhelming challenges, Job maintains his integrity, refusing to curse God. His resilience and unwavering faith during profound suffering exemplify the depth of his moral character.

In the book bearing his name, Daniel emerges as a man of exceptional integrity. Daniel’s commitment to his faith in the foreign land of Babylon, where he served in the royal court, is exemplary. His refusal to defile himself with the king’s food and consistent prayer life, even in the face of persecution, reflect his unyielding commitment to God. Daniel’s integrity preserves his righteousness and leads to divine favor and influence in the Babylonian court.

King David is often lauded for his integrity despite his flaws and shortcomings, especially in moments of repentance and genuine seeking God’s forgiveness. The Psalms, many attributed to David, reveal a heart that longs for righteousness and a genuine desire to walk in God’s ways. David’s repentance after his grievous sins with Bathsheba and Uriah demonstrates his acknowledgment of wrongdoing and his commitment to return to a life of integrity before God.

While Nathanael’s appearance in the Bible is relatively brief, his encounter with Jesus in the Gospel of John reveals a man of sincerity and integrity. When Philip invites Nathanael to meet Jesus, Nathanael expresses skepticism, asking, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” However, upon meeting Jesus, Nathanael’s doubt transforms into acknowledgment. Jesus commends him for being “an Israelite in whom there is no deceit” (John 1:47). Nathanael’s honesty and lack of deceit reflect a heart open to truth and integrity.

The apostle Paul, formerly known as Saul, undergoes a profound transformation on the road to Damascus. His life becomes a testament to the transformative power of God’s grace. Despite enduring numerous hardships and persecution, Paul spread the message of Jesus. He lived a life of unwavering integrity. His letters to the early Christian communities emphasize the importance of moral uprightness and steadfastness amid challenges.”

** Taken from CrossWalk

What excuse will you have O man, to fail to walk in integrity? Selah

Pastor Afolabi Oladele

1 thoughts on “Who Are Some Men Who Show Integrity in the Bible?

  • Chukwudi Priestly Akpulonu

    Awesome! Thank you for sharing

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