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Do you value honesty in others that you interact regularly? Do you practice honesty in your own life? Without honesty, others cannot trust you, which goes for all relationships, from marriage to dating and even superficial relationships. We know that God will not be pleased with you.

Honesty is the best policy, and it always will be when someone is not honest with you because, in His word, He instructs us on how to be honest and have integrity. You can tell by how honest people talk and handle themselves. A little discernment goes a long way when determining if someone is being honest with you or not.  If your gut is telling you something, it is good to listen to your instincts that God has given you to determine whether or not someone is being honest with you or playing a game with you to take advantage of you somehow. Unfortunately, when honesty is absent, healthy relationships are also missing. Honesty is essential, yet many people find it hard, to be honest. Do you see yourself as honest, somewhat honest, or not too honest? That is a good question for you to consider. ~ Bill Greguska


Proverbs 11:1  The Lord detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him.





Honesty Is What We All Need!

Honesty Will Always Be The Best Policy!

Having a clear conscience and being honest is always the best policy! NeedEncouragement.com

Promise God and yourself that you will make honesty an extremely high value in your life!

Honesty is more valuable than silver and gold! “My dad found a penny on the floor at church and took it home. It bothered him so much that he brought it back right away.” Can your honesty compare? Is your honesty vital to you? We all live in a fallen world full of temptation and the original sin, which has made us all susceptible to sin.

When you choose your friends, don’t you make your choice to be friends with them if you can trust them and their honesty? Nobody wants to associate with someone who is not honest.







My Dad’s Honesty!

When I was a little boy, approximately seven years old, my dad found a penny on the floor at church. He put it in his pocket and took it home. It bothered him so much that he brought it back right away. The point is that honesty does not depend on how much money or an object is taken. My dad was always a very honest and sincere man with a lot of integrity, even that penny he found. Honesty also involves our words and telling the truth, not half-truths or a sense of reality, but the truth. Ask yourself if your life is full of honesty, or do you spread “white lies” and justify what you say or do with blatant lies? ~ Bill Greguska

Let Your Yes Means Yes, And Your No Means No!




Could You Be Honest If Someone Asked You?




Others’ Opinion

  • Leaders value those who speak the truth. That includes adults and youth. Proverbs 16:13
  • Most people will appreciate the truth, in the end, more than flattery. Proverbs 28:23


Quality Of Life

  • The righteous person’s plans are just. Proverbs 12:5
  • Truthful witnesses do not deceive; false witnesses pour out lies. Proverbs 14:5
  • Honest witnesses save lives. Proverbs 14:25
  • The children of the righteous are blessed. Proverbs 20:7


Short-Term Results

  •  Ill-gotten treasure is of value. Proverbs 10:2
  • The righteous are rescued from trouble. Proverbs 11:8
  • The evil is trapped by sinful talk. Proverbs 12:13
  • Dishonest gain is sweet for a while. Proverbs 20:17


Long-Term Results

  • The upright is guided by integrity. Proverbs 11:3
  • Truthful lips endure. Proverbs 12:19
  • Riches gained quickly, and dishonesty doesn’t last Proverbs 20:21
  • The blameless are kept safe. Proverbs 28:18
  • God delights in honesty. Proverbs 11:1
  • God delights in those who are truthful. Proverbs 12:22
  • God detests unjust measures. Proverbs 20:10



How To Find The Need For Honesty And Character!


A= Accountability

  • Men should be accountable to one another.

  • “Two are better than one because they have a good return for their work: If one falls, his friend can help him up.  But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”  Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12.


B= Bible

  • God has shared instructions on how to live life. It is all there for us to find by reading it. Using a concordance in the Bible is an excellent way to find topics you are dealing with.
  • When the Bible is open, it will speak to you and your needs; when it is closed, it cannot. The Bible will help keep you from sin, but sin will keep you from the Bible. 


C= Consistency

  • Are you one way with some of your friends and a different way with other people?

  • Try to be consistent in all areas of your life.


D= Do What The Bible Says.

  • Only if we were perfect we could always do what the Bible says, but we are not, so we can only strive for that perfection with God’s help.

  • Jesus Christ was the only person that was perfect and sinless. Jesus died for you and me so that we might live for him.





Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:

Proverbs 12:22 ESV 

Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.

Proverbs 19:1 ESV 

Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool.

John 8:32 ESV

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

2 Corinthians 8:21 ESV

For we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord’s sight but also in the sight of man.

Proverbs 6:16-20 ESV 

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. My son, keep your father’s commandment and forsake not your mother’s teaching.

1 Peter 3:10-12 ESV 

For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

Proverbs 11:3 ESV 

The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.

Colossians 3:9 ESV

Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices.

Philippians 4:8-9 ESV

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Matthew 5:37 ESV 

Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.

Luke 6:31 ESV 

And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Proverbs 10:9 ESV 

Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.

Exodus 20:16 ESV 

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Proverbs 16:13 ESV 

Righteous lips are the delight of a king, and he loves him who speaks what is right.

Proverbs 11:1 ESV 

A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight.

Hebrews 13:18 ESV 

Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things.

Acts 24:16 ESV 

So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.

Ephesians 4:25 ESV 

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.





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