Honesty seems to be hard come by as a moral imperative.
We tell white lies and believe that is okay. Our culture is one where God’s truth isn’t valued. All the time and effort, for example, we spend on making ourselves look good means nothing to God. Yet we pretend that it makes a difference. And we are reluctant to admit it in what we say to others.
When we tell the truth, we can be confident. God’s word stands on its own.
When we tell the truth, we don’t have to worry about being found out later on.
Shifty people are found out in the long run. The truth will come out. Now that is something to think about.
God’s goal for is for us to honesty, with ourselves and with others.
“Honesty lives confident and carefree, but Shifty is sure to be exposed.” ~~King Solomon (Proverbs 10:9)