Honesty Always Works Best

writershirley lopez By writershirley lopez, 20th May 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Honesty is what is needed today from our politicians but a rare commidy indeed. Unfortunately for Americans with the elections coming up there really is not one candidate who tells us the truth and all of them are afraid to form an opinion and stick to it. Instead they merely tell us what we want to hear. Prayerfully before the real election the cream will rise to the top.

Jesus was an Honest Man

Jesus was an honest man and he taught us to be the same way. John 8: 31-32 Jesus told us that “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” When we are honest and tell the truth things will always workout for the best.

Those who fear try to lie their way out of situations and this only works for the worst. The more you lie the bigger the situation becomes and eventually you are so tied up in the web you have weaved that you cannot overcome your situation. Problems often evolve because we fear to face the truth.

Fear Not to Tell the Truth

Sometimes we are afraid to tell the truth to someone for fear that we will hurt their feelings. We patronize them and spoil them so that they eventually may have their own way. We do these things we believe that we are being of help. The truth is that we are only harming them in the long run. It is best sometimes to stand up for what is right and tell the truth. It is hard to turn down the ones you love saying no.

Politicians and Truth

Honesty is one of the hardest things that a politician faces because they are afraid that they cannot meet the public demands. It is vital for a politician to get elected so many will just say what they think their audience wants to hear. Today we have very few people that will stand up for what is truth and be honest enough to let their audience know their believes. It is unfortunate because we are not able to get honest people to run our government.

Honesty goes deeper than that it also affects the ministers and priests in churches at times. When they stand and tell their congregation what Jesus expects out of us they fear that they will be replaced. Many times they are fired or transferred out by the board of the church when they speak the honest truth as Jesus directed them to do. This is most unfortunate for everyone. John 3:21 teaches us that: But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

Jesus Spoke with Passion and Truth

Jesus spoke out with passion against hypocrisy. He loved truth, and described the Holy Spirit as “the Spirit of truth.” The Pharisees perceived him as a man who would never dress up the facts or put a spin on reality to make a good impression. Jesus was a man of integrity who could be relied on to the truth.

We need to be more like Jesus and speak the truth. Only when we can become honest and tell the truth will we rise up strong as a person and as a nation. When our nation is strong as it should be then we can overcome the problems we face. Prayer is the gateway to helping us become strong. Truth will set us free! Accepting the words of an honest person will lead us to a better way of life when they tell us the words of Jesus.--Amen

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author avatar writershirley lopez
21st May 2015 (#)

Truth and honesty goes hand in hand but not in politics. What do you think?

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author avatar snerfu
22nd May 2015 (#)

Yes, I agree fully with that. Truth is the basis for sound reasoning...we cannot deceive ourselves can we? So, when we think the truth for ourselves and think untruth for others, we develop double standards.
That is against the teachings of Jesus.
Nice article writershirley.

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