Here’s a brother who gets it. Praise God for the fact that there are more good brothers (and hooray for their blessed wives and families, and anyone in their “sphere” who have them!) than there are sociopathic false professors! Heads up liars…these men show all of us what REAL Saved men live like and what they do, how truth actually works in practice, and what integrity truly is (in case we think we need something other than the word of God, eyes in our heads, the objective truth of mouth and reality not matching up, and that beautiful gut thing that God has given us that is our red flag shaker). All glory to God. As for all liars…Lake of Fire warning. No lie.
WE MUST BE HONEST AND TRUTHFUL ! The most honest ,upright ,truthful and accountable people on this planet should be those who follow Jesus Christ who said ‘I am the Truth.’ PLEASE READ THE REST OF THIS POST. THANK YOU.
1.Honest people are transparent and have nothing to hide. Be real. Be sincere. Be honest. Do not be deceptive. Do not pretend. Psalm 15:1-2 ‘Lord, who shall abide in Thy tabernacle ? Who shall dwell in Thy holy presence ? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart.’
Honesty creates trust and trust is the foundation of all relationships. God wants us to be completely honest all the time everyday of the week with all people. Being truthful to yourself is not to excuse your sin and not lying to yourself saying all is well when you know all is not well. If you are honest before God you will be honest before people. Many people are living in self deception.
2.When we are honest and truthful about who we are and the details of our lives we will have a clear conscience, the trust and respect of others and you will have God’s blessing. Relationships will fall apart if there is no integrity ! Many will lie to cover up something wrong that they did, therefore sinning to cover up their sin.
1st Peter 3:10 ‘For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile.’ Want to enjoy life ? Keep your lips from deceitful words.
3.If you cannot trust a person because they do not walk in Truth then you cannot have a true friendship. Deceit has no place in the life of a child of God !
Colossians 3:9 ‘ Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds.’ If you are truly born again the bible says you are a new creation in Christ and the old you, the old life that ‘told lies’ has passed away.(2nd Cor.5:17)
4.Lying is an abomination to God ! Abominations means that our holy God highly detests the sin of lying. Take note of that ! Remember Acts 5:1-11 as Anananias and Sapphira lied to the Holy Ghost and verse 5 it says,’ Why has you thou conceived this thing in your heart ? Thou has not lied unto men , but unto God’. God struck them dead on the spot !
Being dishonest and telling lies destroys relationships in marriage, at work,in the home and in the ministry. Dishonesty really wounds and hurts and then people lose trust in the one who has lying lips. Lying is deceiving someone.
Proverbs 15:3 ‘A righteous man hates lying.’
5.Determine to tell the truth in all matters of life, big or small. Telling the truth and being honest is the only way to have trust in a relationship. Proverbs 6 says that God hates a ‘proud look and a lying tongue.’ Psalm 101:7 ‘He that works deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that tells lies shall not tarry in my sight.’ Lying has become normal in our society but we must the highest standards of honesty as a reflection of real holy living. When you have biblical convictions you need to be truthful to yourself and live out your convictions and not be a hypocrite. James 1:22 says if you are not a ‘doer of the Word you deceive yourself.’
6.Remember these four scriptures in Proverbs 12:22 ‘Lying lips are a abomination to the Lord:but they that deal truly are His delight.’
Ephesians.4:25 ‘ Wherefore putting away lying,speak every man truth with his neighbor:for we are members one of another.’
Psalm 119:163 ‘I hate and abhor lying:but Thy law do I love.’
Psalm 51:6 ‘Behold, thou desires truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shall make me to know wisdom.’ An honest heart will speak honest words and will produce honest actions. It all starts in the inner being, the heart. So the heart of the matter is the matter of the heart.~Brother David Cooke