How many times have you heard, “Honesty is the best policy”? It is possible that you have not heard it in the last few years. The culture is changing.
But the Bible and its truth are eternal.
We are commanded to give a “true” (truthful NASB) (571) “witness” (5707). This is not an isolated idea. It is bedrock. Honesty and truth are not options, they are required. This is so important that it is one of the Ten Commandments:
(Exodus 20:16 KJV) Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.Think about your actions as well as your words. Does your life say that followers of Jesus Christ can participate in immoral activity? Does your lack of action say that followers of Jesus can lack in kindness and compassion? This is important because it involves saving “souls” (lives NASB) (5315).
So? How we live is not about being first in line or getting a bigger crown. It is about where people will spend eternity. Get serious. Follow Jesus.