Integrity is choosing your thoughts and actions based on values rather than personal gain. (Chris Karcher, author)

It’s often true in business ventures, and maybe in personal planning as well, that we ask, What is to be gained in this project? Will there be money? How much? Will I gain some publicity? Will it advance my career? Maybe Karcher would suggest we ask, Will my good character be noted? Values last longer than financial gain or mere public recognition.

May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in you. (Psalm 25:21)