Integrity is a virtue all desire and fails more times than stacked stones fall over.
Integrity is ethical and moral righteousness. Integrity does not guarantee that others will be righteous toward me. It is better to be a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse (19:1)
Integrity can be seen in the lives of Moses (Numbers 16:15), Samuel (1 Samuel 18:12), an unnamed man (2 Samuel 18:12), an unnamed man of God (1 Kings 13:8), Elisha, the man of God (2 Kings 5:16), and the men paying the workers repairing the temple during Joash’s reign (2 Kings 12:15).
Integrity guides the upright in all matters especially dealing with finance and possessions. A person with integrity is perfect and blameless. A person with integrity has singleness of heart and mind. A righteous person sets a good example of integrity; thus being a living sage (Titus 2:7)
Duplicity is a vice all despise and find in ourselves more than stones in a fallen pile.
Duplicity destroys those who practice it. Duplicity is ethical and morally perverse. Duplicity guarantees others will deceive me and be dishonest in their dealings with me. One does not seek to be a better hypocrite whose walk is evil, though it comes naturally to the perverse.
Duplicity was warned by Jesus. He said, “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full… And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray to stand in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full… When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.” (Matthew 6:2, 5, 16)
Love must be sincere. (Romans 12:9, 2 Corinthians 6:6, 1 Peter 1:22)
Faith must be sincere. (1 Timothy 1:5)
Wisdom must be sincere. (James 3:17)