Honesty

What seems like a basic human right, we might expect honesty from one another. Yet, the gift to be able to discern truth from fiction is a real advantage.

In the many circles in which I work, honesty is expected. We have learned to verify certain facts and matters in the process, but honesty prevails.

Reading the news today, I am compelled to wonder about honesty in politics. Everyone says they’re telling the truth. Often it’s only the part of the story they want you to know, referred to as a half-truth. Can I just point out that if it isn’t all true, it isn’t.

I suppose it just may be too much to expect from a culture to be honest. We’re distracted by ourselves in the process, wanting our way or our best side to be seen.

This changes with a relationship with God. We desire to honor Him with honesty, knowing that the truth will really set you free. There are few things worse than being caught in a lie, being known as a liar, and consequently untrusted.

Seek the Lord, friend. He will direct you to the freedom of honesty.

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
1 John 3:18 NIV

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