Walking in the Truth
By Pastor Steven Hynes K 30/04/2020
Walking in the Truth. Let’s be honest; its easier to tell others what they want to hear than to be honest with them. We are afraid to hurt their feelings and if we are honest with ourselves telling the truth can make us feel uncomfortable. Dishonesty was an issue in the early church just as it is today. Paul encourages us to be honest with each other. We all know what it is like to find out someone lied to you. Walk in the truth.
Ephesians 4:25 NKJV
“Therefore, putting away lying, “ Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for we are members of one another.”
Put Away Lying
We are to walk in the truth and put away all lying. We can’t expect to have good relationships with people if we aren’t honest with them. Honesty with our neighbor is the key to us loving them. Often we let little white lies pile up because we are embarrassed. We embellish what happened and make ourselves look good. Whatever it is, it erodes the trust that is necessary for unity. Honesty is a choice that we must make.
Stand Firm in the Truth
Honesty is hard to find nowadays. It’s easier to do what you want and then offer up a weak and insincere apology. We are called to walk in the truth of God’s Word. That means we are honest and we stand firm in the truth. We don’t waiver from it, and when we are dealing with those around us, we are honest with them.