While your honesty level is a reflection of your character, it is also a way to show your faith. In the Bible, God made honesty one of his commandments. Since God cannot lie, He sets the example for all of His people. It is God’s desire that we follow that example in all that we do.
What does God say about honesty and integrity?
Know the truth and live it: Declare me innocent, O Lord, for I have acted with integrity; I have trusted in the Lord without wavering.
What is honesty to God?
phrase. Some people say ‘ honest to God’ to emphasize their feelings or to emphasize that something is really true. [informal, emphasis]
Where is honesty in the Bible?
This is a short proverb about the importance of being honest. The NCV translation says it well – “A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is a traitor.”
Who showed honesty in the Bible?
Zacchaeus the Tax Collector (Luke 19:1-10)
Your child probably remembers Zacchaeus best as the little man who climbed up a sycamore tree to see Jesus in the sea of people. His story actually teaches a great and inspiring lesson about honesty after meeting Jesus. Zacchaeus was a rich tax collector.
Why is it important to be honest with God?
Being honest means choosing not to lie, steal, cheat, or deceive in any way. When we are honest, we build strength of character that will allow us to be of great service to God and to others. We are blessed with peace of mind and self-respect and will be trusted by the Lord and others.
What did Jesus say about telling the truth?
Christ Jesus said, “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). That’s a wonderful promise that can be taken seriously, especially when you feel the need for some sort of healing – whether the difficulty is injury, illness, financial hardship, a troubled relationship, or anything else.