Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Bible Questions Answered:
“...the clerk gave me $10.00 too much. I told my husband and he said, keep it and forget, but I want to return it. My husband says, whoever you bring it back to, will just pocket the money and think I am crazy...
Susan/ Abilene, Texas U.S.A.
It 's more than believable that today, if you asked some folks what honesty is, they actually would not know.
Our Lord believes in honesty:
Leviticus 19:35,36 NLT
35 “Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight, or volume.
36 Your scales and weights must be accurate. Your containers for measuring dry materials or liquids must be accurate. I am The Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt.
Deuteronomy 25:13-16 NLT
13 “You must use accurate scales when you weigh out merchandise,
14 and you must use full and honest measures.
15 Yes, always use honest weights and measures, so that you may enjoy a long life in the land The Lord your God is giving you.
16 All who cheat with dishonest weights and measures are detestable to The Lord your God.
Proverbs 11:1 NLT
The Lord detests the use of dishonest scales, but He delights in accurate weights.
Proverbs 12:5 KJV
The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
Proverbs 16:8 NLT
Better to have little, with Godliness, than to be rich and dishonest.
Proverbs 20:14 NLT
The buyer haggles over the price, saying, “It’s worthless,” then brags about getting a bargain!
Proverbs 21:6 NLT
Wealth created by a lying tongue is a vanishing mist and a deadly trap
Proverbs 22:16 NLT
A person who gets ahead by oppressing the poor or by showering gifts on the rich will end in poverty.
Jeremiah 17:11 NLT
Like a partridge that hatches eggs she has not laid, so are those who get their wealth by unjust means. At midlife they will lose their riches; in the end, they will become poor old fools.
Jeremiah 22:13 NLT (Read verses 13-30)
And The Lord says, “What sorrow awaits Jehoiakim, who builds his palace with forced labor. He builds injustice into its walls, for he makes his neighbors work for nothing. He does not pay them for their labor.
Ezekiel 22:13-16 NLT (The Sins of Jerusalem)
13 “But now I clap My hands in indignation over your dishonest gain and bloodshed.
14 How strong and courageous will you be in My day of reckoning? I, The Lord, have spoken, and I will do what I said.
15 I will scatter you among the nations and purge you of your wickedness.
16 And when I have been dishonored among the nations because of you, you will know that I am
Hosea 12:7 NLT
The people are like crafty merchants selling from dishonest scales— they love to cheat.
Micah 6:11 NLT
How can I tolerate your merchants who use dishonest scales and weights?
Mark 7:21-23 NLT
21 For from within, out of a person’s heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder,
22 adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness.
23 All these vile things come from within; they are what defile you.”
Luke 8:15 KJV
But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard
The Word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
Romans 12:17 KJV
Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
Romans 13: 13 KJV
Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
II Corinthians 8:21 KJV
Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of The Lord, but also in the sight of men.
Philippians 4:8 KJV
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.
I Thessalonians 4:12 KJV
That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.
James 5:4 NLT
For listen! Hear the cries of the field workers whom you have cheated of their pay. The cries of those who harvest your fields have reached the ears of The Lord of Heaven’s Armies.
I Peter 2:12 KJV
Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
How Important is it that we are honest, truthful people, very important!
Dishonesty, and deceit, are road blocks to answered prayer!
I John 3:18-22 KJV
18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in Truth.
19 And hereby we know that we are of The Truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.
20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.
22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him, because we keep His commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.
Hebrews 13:18 KJV
Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.
We can't claim to be God's child, if we live a life of lies and deceit.
John 14:6 KJV
Jesus saith unto him (Thomas), I am The Way, The Truth, and The Life: no man cometh unto The Father, but by Me.
Psalm 19:14 KJV
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my Strength, and my Redeemer.