The Best Policy
Openness or honesty, which is the best! That may be determined by the situation and the timing of the information. Openness is not necessarily the same as honesty.
Others believe that honesty is the best policy, but I think God would rather us be honest, not because it is the best policy, but because we are honest people!
Some people believe if they know something they must reveal it to everyone in order to be honest. Thinking about the truth in your heart is not the same as telling everyone everything you know! Just because you know something in your mind, does not mean it is public information. Some live as though they are not honest if they do not tell everything they know. Personally, I am glad that everyone does not know what everyone else is thinking!
Can you imagine walking around all week with a video screen attached to your brain that showed everyone what you were thinking? I don’t think too many people would leave their home! If everyone saw everything God sees, there would be a much higher crime rate!
If you walk in the Spirit with honesty, integrity of heart, uprightness, and truthfulness–what comes out of your mouth will proceed from a heart that is walking in the Spirit. When that happens you will be glad to share with people and they will be glad to hear the truth from your life.
Our world views honesty and truthfulness completely different than how God reveals it in the Scripture. How many times have you heard people say these things?[Continue Reading]