2 CORINTHIANS 8:21
In our daily walk with God, we have decisions to make; whether it’s about how to handle money honestly, relating to people in our social circles or promises we make to people.
Do you inflate figures as a purchasing officer just so you can later have your share? As an accountant, do you change figures during auditing? Do you tell the cashier at the shop when you receive too much change? Honesty is about the little things. Honesty is when nobody is around and you do the right thing. It’s about telling people what you can do; and not what is pleasing to their ears.
I have realised that, decisions to act honestly are very difficult to take when “almost everyone around us acts dishonesty”.
Many people today, especially Christians formulate their own standards of honesty and keep changing them when their circumstances change. Their behaviour as politicians are different from their behaviours as believers. Their behaviour as social commentators on radio, TV or social media are different from their behaviour in the church. We can not practice dishonesty and love God.
“If you love me,you will keep my commandments”. (John 14:15)
When being dishonest, we behave as if the living God doesn’t even exist. You must understand that, honest behaviour is not just moral, it’s also spiritual; it’s an issue of faith. An honest decision may look foolish in your eyes, but a spiritual person knows Jesus Christ is alive even though invisible. Every honest decision strengthens the believer’s faith and helps him or her to grow into a closer relationship with God. When we choose to be dishonest, we are denying God the opportunity to live in our hearts. It is impossible to love God with a dishonest heart.
“He who walks in uprightness fears the Lord, but he who is perverse in his ways despises Him”. (Proverbs 14:2 NKJV)
To be cont.
Stay blessed always and remember to love someone and mean it.
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Rev. Prophet Luke Luki Barson is the Senior Pastor at Liberty House Christian Centre at Tema Community 25.
He has studied at the University of Ghana, the Methodist University College and the Christian Service University College.
He is currently a PhD student at the University of South Africa.