Honesty

Honesty 

-choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do.

“Keep me from cheating and telling lies. Be kind and teach me your law.”

Psalm 119:29

There’s something about the things that we say that kind of stack up one way. Then there’s the way we live, or the reality about certain situations that stack up another way. If those all line up, there’s strength and balance like a dependable tower. When what we say lines up with what we do, people know they can trust us, because, like a strong tower, our lives are built with integrity.

Honesty really is a big deal. That’s why we’re spending the month of May to talk about Honesty. 

When we’re honest, when our words line up with our actions, people know they can trust us. Our relationships grow stronger.God understands the relationship between honesty and trust. This is something God set into motion in the first place.

Since the beginning, God has been in the business of making and keeping promises. 

God told Abraham that he would be the father of a great nation of people—He was. 

God told the Israelites that He would provide for them in the desert—He did. 

God told Joshua that the wall of Jericho would fall if the people marched around it for seven days—it did. 

God told Mary that she would have a baby boy—she did.

That baby boy was the answer to a promise God had set in motion from the beginning: God kept His promise to send a Savior. When we were lost, He came through and sent Jesus, the Messiah, the One in whom we can ultimately put all of our trust.

That’s really it, isn’t it? God is honest. He has proven from the beginning that He can be trusted—even to the point of sending His Son. And we’re called to reflect the image of God to a world around us that is desperate for people who will live with integrity.

We want kids to begin building the kind of lives that show they can be trusted. Because they know the One who can be trusted above any other.

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