Sir Godfrey Gregg D. DIV, LOM
WORDS OF INTEGRITY
Deceit is a prevalent problem within the walls of the Church. Saints who are not truthful are not only unreliable, they are dishonorable witnesses of the Lord Jesus. If we constantly lie – and that may not be blatant boldface lies but merely just stretching the truth, – we will have a very difficult time walking in faith because faith comes by hearing. That includes listening to what our mouth speaks.
Sadly, there are some chronic liars who cannot believe their own words. No wonder they have difficulty believing God. Truthfulness is vital to our integrity, which, in turn, is paramount to exhibiting righteousness. If you have not been a person of integrity, I can assure that you will have had great trouble believing God can do anything.
When we truly know the Lord, we become a person of high standards and character. We are not considered trustworthy or honest if we do not fulfill what we declare. My friend, it’s a lie when we put our word on the line and don’t perform or follow through – from the least to our greatest promise.
God is not a man that He should lie; and because His nature was planted in us, the more we know Him, the more we should act like Him. Jesus Himself announced that Satan is the father of all lies. We cannot declare the falsehoods of the devil and consider ourselves holy and righteous before God or man.
Christians should be above reproach with character that is becoming to Almighty God. Above all, we should be a people whose word can be trusted!