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The Principal of Honesty

Sunday, 20th September 2020

Ps Robert Morris

Dishonest people are the the hardest people to help, because they can’t be honest with their own feelings. They make excuses and they cannot admit their fault.

(1) Be Honest with Ourselves

People will appreciate when we apologise and be honest.

(2) Be Honest with Others

“Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” (James 5:16)

A foolish person will turn their back on us, make excuses. We cannot reason with a foolish person, and with an evil person, we should draw clear boundaries with them.

(3) Be Honest with God

How would God feel when we are dishonest with Him? We don’t want to be honest with God but do we think He doesn’t know? We tend to be prideful and want to deal with things on our own.

“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. When I kept silent, my bones grew old through my groaning all the day long.” (Psalm 32:1-3)

Until we confess we cannot feel peace inside us, we should not continue to allow the deceit in our spirit, we should be transparent with God and others. Start to be a honest person.