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Daily Verse: “Whoever walks in integrity will be delivered, but he who is crooked in his ways will suddenly fall.” Prov. 28:18
“Just tell the truth up front,” Ron says often. Nothing frustrates him more than people lying because, eventually, the truth comes out. So, in my husband’s mind, tell the truth in the first place, saving time and money. I couldn’t agree more. Unfortunately, others don’t have the same philosophy.
Walking in integrity brings security, but the wicked fall. Honesty requires effort. Sometimes, lying seems like the better course of action, but it leads to calamity. Telling someone something that will hurt them challenges anyone.
Watching a reality show about a group of friends, the scene revolved around informing one of the guys about his cheating girlfriend. Telling him the truth challenged his friends. But in the long run, their integrity saved their friend from more heartache and pain, opening his eyes to the deception.
Honesty saves heartache in the long run and keeps one safe from the chaos lies bring. When God reveals the truth, the wicked fall like dominos. Stay on the path of righteousness and live in God’s protection.
Lord, forgive us for not always telling the truth. Please help us stay on the path of righteousness, living in Your shadow. Let us become more sensitive to the Holy Spirit, following His promptings and living in Your will. IJNIP. Amen