When the Bible talks about integrity, it means having a good character. And good character sets boundaries. It might not always determine what we will do, but it always determines what we won’t do. Character lets us realise how much we’re willing to pay to get what we want. When someone has no character, we need to be cautious with them. The writer of Proverbs says, ‘The righteous man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him.’ Character doesn’t have to be in the spotlight, excessively running the show. And it doesn’t resort to intimidation or shaming to get its own way. Anyone who thinks they can get what they want by lying, cheating, or manipulating is sadly mistaken. No matter where you go, the real you will eventually show up! And if you don’t work on your character, you won’t be able to build healthy relationships. Genuine relationships need integrity; someone who shows consistent character in all circumstances; someone who plays by the rules and can be relied on; someone who gives credit where credit is due; someone who lives by faith; someone who trusts that God will enable them to achieve all that they were created and called to do. The Bible tells us the wicked might prosper for a season, but their prosperity won’t be lasting. And ultimately, they’ll definitely not be successful (see Proverbs 11:21). The psalmist said, ‘The integrity of the upright will guide them, but the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them’ (Proverbs 11:3 NKJV). So today, be reminded to pray and ask God to help you be full of integrity, and to work on your character.