Honesty is a valuable virtue but in
today's society it is incredibly hard to find. Business people, elected representatives,
even people claiming to be servants of Christ are steadily deceiving true believers into
contributing to their cause or buying their product. Company employees often misuse
company property and steal undeserved wages by "looking busy" but not putting
their full effort into a job. Inferior products are sold to line the pockets of the
manufacturers and little concern is given to the satisfaction of the consumer.
From the Old Testament to the New
Testament the Bible speaks about honesty. As scripture in Philippians 4:8 relates"...
whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly..., think on
and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them]. We are called by our
Heavenly Father to be a separate people. We are not supposed to act like the people of
In being honest, children of God
serve as an example to "the world". If someone is dishonest with us it
doesn't mean we should pay them back by being dishonest with them.
Honesty helps us learn higher
spiritual understanding and helps our spiritual brethren also.
Luke 8:15 - And the seed that fell
on the good ground is like those who hear God's teaching with good, honest hearts and obey
it and patiently produce good fruit.
Prayer: Dear Father bless me
with the Spirit of true honesty and sincerity. Amen