The word "integrity" comes from the root word integer. An integer is any whole number, or a number that has no fraction. So, as Henry Cloud explains in his book Integrity, a life of integrity is truly a life lived in wholeness or completeness. For instance, if I want to have a complete marriage, then I must be wholly committed. If I'm faithful to my wife 99% of the time, then that means I am not completely faithful, which shatters my integrity with her. People of integrity live consistently. So it goes with our lifestyle of worship. We must live lives of integrity. Whether it be in the company of many, or all alone in a hotel room, worshipers of integrity remain consistent in our pursuit of holiness. Not just with our songs, voices or instruments, but with a sweet melody that permeates a life solely lived for Him. Worship the Lord with integrity and your hope will never falter. You'll find your life is more complete because of it. Psalm 25:21 says, “May integrity and uprightness protect me because my hope, Lord, is in you.”
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