Faith and Honesty

Faith and Honesty
Author:Pat Aman
9-8-2019

My husband and I have been watching the Kendrick brothers movies this weekend. We finished up tonight with Fly Wheel.

The entire movie is on honesty, faith and living and walking in the favor and blessings of God.

After watching Fly Wheel, I knew the devotion tonight had to be on the main qualities that were represented in this movie.

I am including several Bible verses for this devotional.

Why be honest? Why have faith?

When we are honest we are able to enjoy peace of mind and maintain self-respect for ourselves and our families.

It helps us to build strength of character, which allows us to be of service to Father God and others.

When we are trustworthy in the eyes of Our Father God, we will be sitting in the favor of our Father God.

Think about this, if we are dishonest in our words or actions, we not only hurt ourselves we also hurt others as well.

If we lie, steal, cheat, or neglect to give the full amount of work for our pay, we lose our self-respect.

We lose the guidance of the Holy Ghost. We may find that we have damaged relationships with family members and friends and that people no longer trust us.

Being honest often requires courage and sacrifice, especially when others try to persuade us to justify dishonest behavior.

If we find ourselves in such a situation, remember that the lasting peace that comes from being honest is more valuable than the momentary relief of following the crowd.

And our Father God will always have our backs. He will stand up for us. He will fight our battles, and justify our character if need to be.

When we are children of tFather God, we will never have to worry about our future.

Psalm 63: 1 You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. 2 I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. 3 Because your love is better than life,my lips will glorify you.4 I will praise you as long as I live,and in your name I will lift up my hands.5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.6 On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. 7 Because you are my help,I sing in the shadow of your wings.8 I cling to you; your right hand upholds me. 9 Those who want to kill me will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth. 10 They will be given over to the sword and become food for jackals. 11 But the king will rejoice in God; all who swear by God will glory in him while the mouths of liars will be silenced.

Proverbs 12:22 – Lying lips [are] abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly [are] his delight.

John 8:32 – And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Proverbs 19:1 – Better [is] the poor that walketh in his integrity, than [he that is] perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

2 Corinthians 8:21 – Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

1 Peter 3:10-12 – For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord [are] over the righteous, and his ears [are open] unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord [is] against them that do evil.

Philippians 4:8-9 – Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

Colossians 3:9 – Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

Proverbs 11:3 – The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.

Matthew 5:37 – But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

Proverbs 16:13 – Righteous lips [are] the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.

Luke 6:31 – And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

Hebrews 13:18 – Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.

Exodus 20:16 – Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2019“Coffee With Pat Daily Devotionals Ministries and Christian Faith Publishers“


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