Proverbs 30:7-8 The words of Agur. ‘Two things I ask of you; deny them not to me before I die: Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me,…’ (ESV)
We are living in a world rife with falsehood and lying in our day. Corruption has permeated our societies and the hearts and minds of men. We hear of corruption all over the world today. Leaders stealing resources from their countries to amass and hoard wealth for themselves. Lying seems to be an everyday occurrence for many leaders and even average persons going about their work and daily lives. I recently took my car in for a check-up. I needed front brakes they said in their report back to me. I took my car to another shop recently to have this work done. I was told that my front brakes had over 50% of use left and no replacement was necessary. This is not an isolated incident, but rather a common occurrence here in Canada. There is no assurance that anyone is telling you the truth anymore in the business world. This situation undermines trust. Truth and stability is being taken away from people.
No liar is going to enter the kingdom of Heaven the Bible says. We believers need to be mindful of this. We cannot do as the world is doing in our day. We must be trustworthy. We must speak the truth and be honest with others and ourselves. Speaking truth is becoming a challenge for us in the West because the expectation in the workplace from our bosses is that we will be dishonest if needed, we will be a ‘team player’ for the company.
We live in this world the Bible says but we are not of this world. Pick up your cross the scripture says, and follow after Christ. He will make a way for you to do this.