First, let us try and highlight why is it important, to be honest. Being honest means choosing not to cheat, steal, lie, or deceive others.
When we are honest, we build the 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.
A FALSE balance and unrighteous dealings are extremely offensive and shamefully sinful to the Lord, but a just weight is His delight.
The integrity of the upright shall guide them, but the willful contrariness and crookedness of the treacherous shall destroy them.
The wicked is [dangerously] snared by the transgression of his lips, but the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall come out of trouble.
He who breathes out truth shows forth righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God), but a false witness utters deceit.
He who covers his transgressions will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes his sins will obtain mercy.
Repay no one evil for evil, but take thought for what is honest and proper and noble [aiming to be above reproach] in the sight of everyone.
2 Corinthians 4:2
We have renounced disgraceful ways (secret thoughts, feelings, desires and underhandedness, the methods and arts that men hide through shame); we refuse to deal craftily (to practice trickery and cunning) or to adulterate or handle dishonestly the Word of God, but we state the truth openly (clearly and candidly). And so we commend ourselves in the sight and presence of God to every man's conscience.
2 Corinthians 8:22
Moreover, along with them we are sending our brother, whom we have often put to the test and have found him zealous (devoted and earnest) in many matters, but who is now more [eagerly] earnest than ever because of [his] absolute confidence in you.
Do not lie to one another, for you have stripped off the old (unregenerate) self with its evil practices,
Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].
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