We have all heard of the story of Honest Abe, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, who was renowned for his honesty. We teach our children to never tell a lie no matter how much it hurts us. Has society lost that true quality of honesty? Have we lost our Honest Abes? Lying is intentionally misleading. Honesty is a core value. When we are not honest with ourselves and with others, we destroy our reputation and lose respect.
He who lives by deceit surely harvests deceit—it does not pay in the long run. More importantly, no matter how many veils we use to cover dishonesty, it still uncovers itself. It cannot be hidden forever. Hebrews 6:18 Hebrews 6:18That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before us:
American King James Version×says, "It is impossible for God to lie." Christians must strive to follow that example of truth. Like David, we can ask God for help in guarding our words (Psalms 141:3 Psalms 141:3Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
American King James Version×). We are called to speak only the truth because God is truth.