Truth, integrity, honor…are these words pas-se these days? They may be to all of us earthlings, but they are not to God. People lie so often these days, it almost seems normal to do so. School teachers have been caught lying about and altering test results to make their efforts look better; sending the obvious though wrong student reaction: “if they do it, so can we”…and so the students cheat in great numbers. The media lies about and conveniently leave out their undesirable facts within their stories just to suit their political agendas. Honesty anyone?
Teachers, not knowing themselves about US history, teach revisionist untruthful lesson plans to fit a constructed liberal doctrine. Don’t believe me? …check out the new history books. Borne out of “inclusive language”, political correctness has now become censorship of free-speech. “Zero tolerance” in schools only proves to our students that teachers, administrators and adults at large, are unable to think, reason and solve problems. There is no integrity in lumping all action into one set of responses. Lacking the past integrity of a firm handshake, business contracts don’t mean anything today unless reinforced in a courtroom; assuming your insurance company allows you to even go to court in lieu of simply paying-off a frivolous lawsuit; thus adding gasoline to the frivolous lawsuit bonfires started by hoards of un-honorable people. Politicians call each other “honorable” and yet prove themselves to be the most corrupt, dishonest, liars of the bunch!
Friends, we are not in a good position in this country; we must get back to speaking the truth by disavowing liberal “relativism” and accepting that there is indeed an absolute truth. We must demand integrity in our leaders. We must expect honor again, and call it out when it goes missing. Apathy kills!
In the Book of Acts, chapter 5, we can read about Ananias and Sapphira. They sold a piece of property which was perfectly fine to do. They gave a portion to the Church which was perfectly fine to do. So, why did they die that every day? They died because they lied to the Holy Spirit and to the Church. They claimed that the money given to the Church was the money received from the sale of the property; if only they had simply told the truth…how easy that would have been!
God expects His disciples to be truthful. John 8:31-32…So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” It is interesting that if you simply tell the truth, you never have to worry about what you said years earlier. It actually produces freedom and peace in your heart. How right the Biblical text is in Zechariah 8:16…These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace. Certainly, you do not like people lying to you; don’t you long for honestly from others? Then, why don’t you act first? We are one family of earthlings; let truth begin with you. Ephesians 4:25… Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Truth, integrity, honor…are words that are NOT pas-se to God.