Don’t Be Guilty Of Perjury – Be Honest

In our local paper, there is a section known as the “truth ‘o meter.” The purpose of the “truth ‘o meter” is to take statements maid by politicians and analyze them. You are putting that statement through the “truth ‘o meter” to determine if it is accurate. It is sad that the need for a “truth ‘o meter” even exists.
Trust… it is a core character value. If you can’t trust someone, you will have a difficult time doing business with them. In marriage, we must be able to trust our spouse. In business, we must be able to trust our employees and partners. In church, we must be able to trust our staff and our fellow members.
Proverbs 19:5 says, “A false witness will not go unpunished, nor will a liar escape.”
This verse speaks to the importance of honesty. I VALUE honesty. Growing up, it was drilled into me to be honest or “straight” with people.
But honesty and integrity are sorely lacking today. We watch the news and a politician can be asked a question and… they don’t answer it. They “pivot” to something else. Or, if they do answer it, they will “spin” it to make it sound better.
One of the Ten Commandments states, “Thou shall not lie.”
We should be people of honesty and integrity.
When someone takes the stand as a “witness” in a court case, they are told to place their hand on the Bible and they repeat the oath, “I promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, so help me God.” If they fail to do that, they are guilty of perjury.
Today, let’s not be guilty of perjury. Let’s be honest.

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