I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man. (George Washington, first president of the United States)

February seems to be U.S. presidents’ month. Today is the anniversary of Washington’s birth. He was the primary military force in the Revolutionary War, chairman of pre-constitutional conventions, and, of course, chief executive officer of the new American nation. What he valued most, however, was not the titles but being a man of integrity.

I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. (1 Chronicles 29:17)

Whoever walks in integrity walks securely. (Proverbs 10:9)