Honestly (Proverbs 12:22)

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Today is National Honesty Day in the United Sates. It is a little-known designation for April 30, but an important one nonetheless.

Author M. Hirsh Goldberg established National Honesty Day in early 1990s as a way to honor the honorable and encourage honesty. He said that April 30 was selected because “April begins with a day dedicated to lying [April Fool’s Day] and should end on a higher moral note.

Honesty Day would be a good time to review the value of this trait according to God’s Word. Honesty is not as easy as it seems – but we please God by striving for it.

And understanding of honesty begins with recognizing that Godour ultimate example – is truth (Deuteronomy 32:4) and that He cannot lie (Numbers 23:19; Hebrews 6:18). Also, He hates falsehood (Proverbs 6:16-19). Beyond that, all lies have as their originator Satan himself (John 8:44).

For our part, we can use these Scriptures as our guide: ”A righteous man hates lying(Proverbs 13:5); love rejoices in truth (1 Corinthians 13:6); lying is parts of the old nature (Colossians 3:9); growth means setting aside deceit (1 Peter 2:1); and speaking truth declares righteousness (Proverbs 12:17).

Let’s make every day Honesty Day. – Dave Branon

Help me, dear Lord, to be honest and true

In all that I say and all that I do;

Give the courage to do what is right,

To bring to the world as glimpse of Your light. – Fasick

People who trust God’s Word should be people whose word can be trusted.

  • April 30, Vol. 17, Our Daily Bread
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