Honest people are honest in the ways they speak and act. Everyone likes to associate with them, and God likes and blesses them. Just as God says, “You ought to know that God likes an honest man. God has the substance of faithfulness, and so His word can always be trusted. Furthermore, His actions are faultless and unquestionable. This is why God likes those who are absolutely honest with Him.” However, we can’t resist lying, tricking, and cheating constantly in our daily life. If anything touches upon our own interests, we will speak nothing but lie. In particular, we make empty promises before God, boast, and cheat God. These are the facts. So how can we be an honest person? Read the following Bible verses about honesty and integrity and related articles and watch the related video which will help you find the way of practice.
Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.
Better is the poor that walks in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
He that walks uprightly walks surely: but he that perverts his ways shall be known.
The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.
Whoever walks uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.
But let your communication be, Yes, yes; No, no: for whatever is more than these comes of evil.
If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridles not his tongue, but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
1 Peter 3:10
For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
Truly I say to you, Whoever shall not receive the as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
1 John 3:18
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
“Honesty means to give your heart to God; never to play Him false in anything; to be open with Him in all things, never hiding the truth; never to do that which deceives those above and deludes those below; and never to do that which merely ingratiates yourself with God. In short, to be honest is to refrain from impurity in your actions and words, and to deceive neither God nor man.”
“Behaving like a normal human being is to speak with coherence. Yes means yes, no means no. Be true to the facts and speak appropriately. Don’t cheat, don’t lie.”
“My kingdom requires those who are honest, not hypocritical, and not deceitful. Aren’t the sincere and honest people unpopular in the world? I am just the opposite. It is acceptable for the honest people to come to Me; I delight in this kind of person, I also need this kind of person. This is precisely My righteousness.”
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