Episode ThemeJustice- Seeking: Delight in truth.
The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in those who are truthful.
How important is being honest? How important is honesty to God? Does being honest only mean telling the truth? Or does it include more than words?
The Bible has a lot to teach us about being honest-in everything we do, say, and think. The Bible mentions the word truth more than 200 times. Here are some verses about the importance of being honest:
Proverbs 12:22 The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in those who are truthful.
Proverbs 11:3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.
Proverbs 16:13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a person who speaks the truth.
Proverbs 23:23 Buy the truth and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline, and understanding.
Jeremiah 5:1 Go up and down the streets of Jerusalem, look around and consider, search through her squares. If you can find but one person who deals honestly and seeks the truth, I will forgive this city.
Psalm 25:3 Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
Psalm 51:6 Surely you desire truth in my inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.
How important is being honest to God? Totally important! He knows how hard it is for us to be truthful-so always ask him to help you to be honest. When we are truthful, he delights in our truth-telling. Honor God by being honest in everything you do, say, and think!