What does God want for you? Honesty

honesty-roadsignWe all are familiar with the 10 Commandments.  “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor, no adultery, no stealing and no coveting.”  Exodus 20 14-17  All of these break trust and involve dishonesty.  God commands us not to engage in them.  Where else does God desire us to be honest?    Here are some examples:

Romans 12:17 “Do not repay anyone evil for evil.  Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.”   That means- no seeking revenge and endeavoring to act appropriately towards other whether we want to or not.

Psalm 15:1-2  “He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart.”   That means obedience to His Word and speaking the TRUTH from our heart.

Proverbs 12:17 “A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness tells lies.”

Considering the desire of Christ for us to walk honorably with integrity, the author of Hebrews asked the Christians in Hebrews 13:18 “Pray for us.  We are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way.”    Peter was speaking about the return of Christ and encouraged the Christians this way, “So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.”  2 Peter 3:14.  This tells us that we need to pray for one another and support one another as we strive to live honorably for Christ.

Honesty in all things is our goal.  In the way we live our lives- let it be authentic, in our speech- let it be honest and forthright, in our faith- let it be centered upon Jesus.  You may ask, How can we possibly do this?  It is impossible.    Peter gives us insight into how we can achieve an authentic honest life in Christ.   “His divine power has give us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.  Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”  2 Peter 1:3-4    Through the indwelling Holy Spirit we have power to live for Him in the way He desires.  Know His promises and claim them each and every day.

divine-godlinessNeed help with Promises?  2 Peter 1:3-4 were the verses I claimed for my book Promises for Dynamic Living.  Know them, Know His Word, and He will guide you.  On this webpage you can check out my book. Order one today or contact me and I’ll send you one.

Blessings as you seek to live an honest life before Him,

Linda

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