Honesty is a low priority and rare commodity in the world of modern ethics. Threatened by political correctness, and even regarded as a sign of weakness, truth has never been more trampled in the streets. But the Lord promises fruitfulness to the honest believer. See the premium He puts on it in the verses below.
Jesus taught, “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” (Luke 8:15). Paul wrote, “Provide things honest in the sight of all men” (Romans 12:17). “Let us walk honestly as in the day” (Romans 13:13). “Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men” (2 Corinthians 8:21). “Ye should do that which is honest” (2 Corinthians 13:7). “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest . . . think on these things” (Philippians. 4:8). “That we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty” (1 Timothy 2:2). “We trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly” (Hebrews 13:18).
GOLDEN THOUGHT: Let us walk honestly as in the day.
[Excerpt adapted from Wonderful Words by Stewart Custer (April 20 reading).]