For we take thought beforehand and aim to be honest and absolutely above suspicion, not only in the sight of the Lord but also in the sight of men. 2 Corinthians 8:21(AMPC)
We find rest and assurance in a God who is reliable because there’s no duplicity in Him. There’s no dishonesty in and with God. What He says is who He is, and is what He does. He’s a God of truth. Deuteronomy 32:4 (NKJV) He is the Rock, His work is perfect;
For all His ways are justice, A God of truth and without injustice; Righteous and upright is He.
As His dear children we are called to imitate our honest Father. There shouldn’t be deception in and among us. Colossians 3:9 (AMPC) Do not lie to one another, for you have stripped off the old (unregenerate) self with its evil practices.
What we say should be who we are and should be what we do. This is what it means to walk in the truth. 2 John1:4.
Dishonesty is cunningness and it’s the very hoax that the serpent utilized to bring about the fall of man in the garden. When we are not honest we are headed for a fall and even lead others involved into the same pit of destruction.
Honesty is being balanced. Life is only possible where there’s balance of the necessary ingredients and conditions. For example in our solar system our earth is the only planet in the habitable zone where life is possible because it’s located just in the right position from its host star the sun. The other planets are either too far away or too close and the conditions there are extremely way out of balance.
Even here on earth, any slight move or tilt of the planet towards or away from the sun and we would all melt or become ice. It’s only an honest, straight unchanging God who upholds the whole universe, all of creation that makes that possible.
Our very own bodies properly function on the basis of honesty or balance. The heart rate, blood pressure, sugar levels, weight etc should all be honest at the right normal. Any imbalance or dishonesty sends alarms that something is not behaving as it ought to.
Actually our bodies are very intelligent and honest because we always know what’s going on in every part of our system.
When it comes to production and business honesty is the bond that holds everything together in harmony. Crops yield after their own kind a certain set season and that’s dependability or honesty.
Concerning business this is what God says Deuteronomy 25:15 (NIV) You must have accurate and honest weights and measures, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you. From this Scripture honesty is accuracy which is safety and longevity. Think, speak, and act honest because it’s who you’re in Christ.