An Honest World

What would the world be like if we were all honest?

2 Kings 12:1-21

Reference: “They did not require an accounting from those to whom they gave the money to pay the workers, because they acted with complete honesty.” ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭12:15‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: I turned on the news a few days ago and was struck by the pain and destruction that people had brought on others.

There was a son up for murder chargers against his rich parents, a stranger who had stolen from a defenceless elderly gentleman and a politician who had incorrectly used government funds. Over and over again I heard stories of negativity and greed.

What would the world be like if we were all honest? It would totally transform our culture!

Application: In 2 Kings 12 we read of a group of people who were honest in their working in the temple. It saved a lot of time and bother in having to keep check on these workers as they were trusted and known to be honest.

It’s nice to think of other people acting in such a way towards us, but I guess a change can always start with one person. And maybe that person is you!

As you go throughout today, be mindful of how honest you are.

We all have the opportunity to tell the truth but so often if we just bend it a little bit we end up sounding so much better. Let’s not pass the blame or turn towards greed, but be honest with all our dealings. It may just change someone’s world.

Prayer: Lord, You are the truth. May we show Your face in our world by displaying honesty and selflessness. Amen.

How honest are you?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.