Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Praying for the Heart - A Truthful and Honest Heart

Pray for a Truthful and Honest Heart

The dictionary defines honest as free from fraud or deception; genuine, real; humble, reputable, respectable; creditable, praiseworthy; marked by integrity. The opposite of honest is deceitful. Honesty is about our actions, our behavior, and our motives.

Job was a man that vowed to continue living a life of integrity even with all he had been through he was striving to life a life of integrity. Those that walk in integrity will walk securely (Proverbs 10:9) A life was deceit will be full of twists as you try to continue that deceit. Ananias and Sapphira acted deceitfully. There was some truth to what they said but not the whole truth. Their deceit was punished. (Acts 5:1-11) God calls each of us to live a life of integrity. 

Truthful is referring to our words, words that are true, telling the truth. Paul writes to the Ephesians telling them to “speak the truth to one another”.  A lying tongue is one of the things that the Lord hates. (Proverbs 6:16-17)

We need to be truthful with ourselves. No one talks to you more than yourself, so the words that you say to yourself need to be full of truth.

A truthful and honest heart is one that understands God’s holiness and God’s standard of integrity and truth. A heart that listens to truth guards the thoughts and actions of the heart.

Do you tell yourself the truth? Pray that God’s truth will shine through in your heart. Pray that you actions will be marked by integrity.

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