truthfulness

Today was a holiday as Guatemalans went to the polls to vote on the situation of the Guatemalan/Belize border dispute. Our school and services were closed.

Jim took a number of teenage girls to a Christian movie.

Would you please pray for the finances at Casa as we need a miracle?

 

Truthfulness is defined as earning future trust by accurately reporting past facts. The word ‘truth’ is derived from the word ‘trust’. It permits our minds to rest on the integrity and justice of what a person says or does.

Untruthfulness can include “little white lies”, telling a lie to protect someone, exaggerating or telling part of the truth with the intention of deceiving another person.

The opposite of truth is lying, deception, dishonesty, falsehoods and misrepresentations.

The Bible tells us that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Truth is the nature of God and lying is the nature of Satan. John 8:44 says, “There is no truth in him(Satan). When he speaks a lie he speaks of his own, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” We know also that Satan is spoken of as the deceiver in the Word of God.

God requires truthfulness from His followers as we will see.