Friday, January 27, 2023

2 Corinthians 8:21 -- On Honesty

"Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men."
2 Corinthians 8:21

Honesty can sometimes be hard in this world where there is so much dishonesty. We don't want to be wrong, we don't want to lose, we don't want to be embarrassed, so we pretend to know things that we don't, or bluff our way through a little when we are unsure. In the context of the world, "white lies" are normal, but God asks us to be honest, not only with him, but with our fellow mortals.

Pride gets in the way of this a lot, because we don't want to admit our mistakes and failures or seem weak or uncool to others. It is also hard to confront our own weaknesses and put forth effort to improve. Easier to just assume that we don't need to... toda though, let's remember this verse and pour out our souls to God with sincerity and honesty and learn to be honest and truthful. Let's adapt to life in heaven, so that someday we can live there comfortably. :)

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