10 Proven Scriptures to Master Honesty

in religion •  7 months ago

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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.

Proverbs 11:1

A FALSE balance and unrighteous dealings are extremely offensive and shamefully sinful to the Lord, but a just weight is His delight.

Proverbs 11:3

The integrity of the upright shall guide them, but the willful contrariness and crookedness of the treacherous shall destroy them.

Proverbs 12:13

The wicked is [dangerously] snared by the transgression of his lips, but the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall come out of trouble.

Proverbs 12:17

He who breathes out truth shows forth righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God), but a false witness utters deceit.

Proverbs 28:13

He who covers his transgressions will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes his sins will obtain mercy.

Romans 12:17

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.

Colossian 3:9

Do not lie to one another, for you have stripped off the old (unregenerate) self with its evil practices,

James 5:16

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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Its true to be honest! Like the proverb says 'Honesty is the best policy'. Its like a coin. You have both positive and negative side of it. Yeah, at times you need to be honest politically and diplomatically.

If you are determined to stand by whats true and liable and ready to face any consequences, then you are good to be honest.

About cheating! Its better not to cheat anyone because one day the one who cheat also will be cheated.

I think other way around! If you are 100 sure that if you cheat some one, there is 100 percent chance of getting or turning one to the right side of it, then its better to cheat. Its ok to do it because you know 'that someone ' will never cheat again in his life!

Some people learn when you give them a good lesson to understand how they hurt others and how it impact their life!

Also, if if an innocent life impacted because of someone's brutality its neither bad to chat that someone because he need to learn his lesson.

End of the day we know everything is well written in hands of God and we get as we do!

But if we can change someone and prevent them from not doing again, then I think he save one life for God!

Its just my view of it.

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Thank you for the nice comment @haizil

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Thank you so much!

True sir. God Bless

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God bless you too

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