HonestyWe've all heard the jokes about politicians — "How can you tell if a politician is lying? If is lips are moving!" It is truly a shame that their past conduct has branded them with such a terrible reputation. Surely, their potential for doing good has become severely limited because of their inclination to tell lies. Christian, do see a lesson there? Can you understand the critical need for honesty in all that we do? The Scriptures have a good deal to say about this…
"Lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight."
"Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds."
- Maintain our relationship with others
("we are members one of another")
- Please the Lord
("lying lips are an abomination")
- Demonstrate we have truly been converted
("put off the old man with his deeds")