Numbers 23:19 God is not man, one given to lies, and not a son of man changing his mind. Does he speak and not do what he says? Does he promise and not come through?
Lying in the past was my way of life. I thought nothing of it. I lied so much I believed my own lies. Coming into recovery I was still a liar. My life was all about me. My shame and disgrace at the life I led prevented my being honest with myself, God or others,
In my life since ‘turning it over to God’ one of the mottos of my life is “Always tell the truth, even when it hurts,” There is nothing in my life, bad or good the consequences of are worthy of losing my ‘integrity’ I would like nothing less than to declare I adhere to that motto. But that would be a lie.
I’m human and the instincts of self-preservation that exist in us all sometimes get the better of what I know and profess. I am happy to say “I am getting better.” And, my carelessness with the truth is diminishing.
- Are you a liar?
- Why can’t you be honest?
- Are you ready to live a life that demands rigorous honesty?
Prayer: Just for today Lord help me to tell the truth. Your Truth. Make m,e aware of my own dishonesty and give me the strength to overcome it.
Why is honesty important?
Honesty is important because God is honest and expects us to be honest.
The Lord demands accurate scales and balances; he sets the standards for fairness. Proverbs 16:11
IF YOU WANT TO APPROACH GOD you need to be honest.
Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols and never tell lies. Psalms 24:3-4
THE LEVEL OF OUR HONESTY demonstrates the quality of our character.
“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.” Luke 16:10
Look at those who are honest and good, for a wonderful future awaits those who love peace.