Be Honest! Really?

While the old adage says that honesty is the best policy, we note that many would disagree with that today. Their statement would indicate that not getting caught is the best policy. We like to quote half-witted, half-truths that come from books that don’t exist. One of my favorite examples is that verse from Hezekiah 6:18, “A lying tongue is an abomination to the Lord and a very present help in time of need.” But half-witted, half-truths do not replace the reality that we are called to be honest. In light of the Ninth Commandment forbidding false testimony, to John’s warning in Revelation that “….and all liars shall have their part in the lake burning with fire and brimstone,” we should not be so cavalier about dishonesty but have a little of the fear of God concerning it. Honesty can be difficult and painful at times, but it is always God’s way. If we are to be servants of Jesus Christ, the One who is the Way, the Truth and the Life, we must represent Him in truthfulness.

Honesty truly is the best policy because it is God’s policy. Let’s make sure it is ours as well. -- Ben