By Yang Laidi I’m Yang Laidi, sixty-two years old this year. In 1985, because my husband had health problems, our […]
God Loves and Approves of Honest and Upright Person- Proverbs 17:20
verse: He that has a fraudulent heart finds no good: and he that has a perverse tongue falls into mischief. – Proverbs 17:20
As awe should be honest at any time. Since God loves and approves of honest and upright person, we should speak and act honestly. Just like it mentioned in this Bible verse that anyone who has a deceitful heart and loves to make mischief won’t come to a good end.
says, “You ought to know that God likes an honest man. God has the substance of faithfulness, and so His word can always be trusted. Furthermore, His actions are faultless and unquestionable. This is why God likes those who are absolutely honest with Him.” “I very much appreciate those who harbor no suspicion about others and very much like those who readily accept the truth; to these two kinds of men I show great care, for in My eyes they are the honest. If you are very cunning, then you will have a guarded heart and thoughts of suspicion regarding all matters and all men. For this reason, your faith in Me is built upon a foundation of suspicion. Such manner of faith is one I shall never acknowledge. Without true faith, then your love is far from true love.” “Honesty means to give your heart to God; to never play Him false in anything; to be open with Him in all things, never cover the truth; to never do that which deceives those above and deludes those below; and to never do that which is done merely to ingratiate yourself with God. In short, to be honest is to refrain from impurity in your actions and words, and to deceive neither God nor man.” “If you are glad to be a service-doer in the house of God, working diligently and conscientiously in obscurity, always giving and never taking, then I say that you are a loyal saint, for you seek no reward and are simply being an honest man. If you are willing to be candid, if you are willing to give your all, if you are able to sacrifice your life for God and stand witness, if you are honest and think only to please God, and never consider yourself or take for yourself, then I say that such people are those who are nourished by the light and shall live forever in the kingdom.”
From God’s word we see that since God’s substance is faithful, even if heaven and earth are to pass away, the words spoken from the mouth of Him will never pass away, and all His words will be accomplished in the end. Thus, God hopes that we can be a man of honesty and uprightness: Speak and act honestly, don’t be suspicious of others, don’t guard against God or wantonly guess His intentions, but practically seek the truth, give our heart to Him, and fulfill the duty of a creation of God earnestly and pragmatically. We all know that since we have been corrupted by Satan, we inevitably speak and act in a dishonest way, and use our brains to guess others’ meaning or God’s will before making them clear, which cause confusion or bad influence to ourselves or others. Most of the time, although we are performing our duty and serving God, we still have our intent and impurities. We act for our fame and status or future prospects and destiny, and it is very hard for us to perform our duty to testify God with the whole heart and mind. Therefore, we all should pursue to achieve God’s requirements. If we can work hard to be honest, rely on God to put aside our wrong intentions and viewpoints, and forsake our deceitful thoughts and ideas on everything, then the corrupt satanic dispositions will hardly control our thoughts and behaviours, and we can fulfil our wishes as a Christian: Devote our entire being to God to testify Him and satisfy His will.
So this Bible verse is an important reminder for us Christians, it helps us keep in mind and practice God’s word, and pursue to be a real honest person.