It was the day before the most important football game of the season. Sitting in his office, the coach received a phone call from the dean informing him that his quarterback was disqualified from playing. He hurried to the dean’s office to protest the news.
As he sat across from the dean, frustrated and angry, he questioned the decision. The dean said, “He sat next to an honor student in an exam, and his answers were identical to hers – word for word.”
“Maybe,” said the coach, “the honor student copied the quarterback’s answers.”
“No,” answered the dean. “The honor student wrote ‘I don’t know the answer’ for the final question, and your quarterback wrote, ‘I don’t know either.’”
There is no room for opinions in honesty. We either are or are not honest. There are some who try a little “sleight of hand” by deceiving others to gain an edge or advantage. They may call it “clever,” “smooth,” “slick,” or say “it’s OK this time.” That is not how God sees things. He sets clear standards and easy-to-understand rules to guide us and guard us in every area of life especially this one: His Word says, “Good people will be guided by honesty.”
Prayer: Help us, Father, when we are in threatening situations, to have the courage to be honest! May we honor You, and “speak the truth in love!” In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: The LORD detests the use of dishonest scales, but he delights in accurate weights. Proverbs 11:1