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    • ”HONESTY”
    • Parenting Magazine - Parents were recently asked “What is the #1 quality you want in your children?” ” H O N E S T Y. ” The answer:
    • TV Guide - “91% of Americans admit that they lie regularly.”
    • Jerald Jellison - I’m Sorry, I Didn’t Mean To (And Other Lies We Tell) - “The average American tells about 200 lies or false excuses every day”
    • DISHONESTY
IS
 PROMOTED
IN
 OUR
CULTURE.
    • DISHONESTY
IS
 PROMOTED
IN
 OUR
CULTURE. CareerBuilder.com - “7 out of 10 business people surveyed said they compromised their values to attain company objectives.”
    • DISHONESTY
IS
 PROMOTED
IN
 “20% of workers said they tell lies at OUR
CULTURE. the office at least once a week.” WHY? - To appease a customer - To cover a mistake or missed deadline - To explain an unexcused absence - To protect another employee - To get another employee in trouble
    • DISHONESTY
IS
 PROMOTED
IN
 OUR
CULTURE. Journal of Sociology - “In 2003, out of 15,000 students surveyed at thirty - one colleges and universities, the following admitted to cheating - 85% of high schoolers 63% of Humanities majors 68% of Science majors 74% of Engineering majors 87% of Business majors”
    • DISHONESTY
IS
 PRESENT
IN
OUR
 NATURE.
    • PRESENT
IN
OUR
 DISHONESTY
IS
 NATURE. Jeremiah 17:9 - The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
    • DISHONESTY
IS
 PART
OF
A
 SPIRITUAL
BATTLE.
    • SPIRITUAL
BATTLE. DISHONESTY
IS
 PART
OF
A
 John 8:44 - He [Satan] . . . has always hated the truth. There is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.
    • SPIRITUAL
BATTLE. DISHONESTY
IS
 Proverbs 6:16-19 - There are six PART
OF
A
 things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies, and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.
    • SPIRITUAL
BATTLE. Theological Wordbook of the Old DISHONESTY
IS
 Testament - “Hate expresses an PART
OF
A
 emotional attitude toward persons and things which are opposed, detested, despised and with which one wishes to have no contact or relationship . . . The hated and hating persons are considered foes or enemies and are considered odious, utterly unappealing.”
    • SPIRITUAL
BATTLE. DISHONESTY
IS
 PART
OF
A
 Proverbs 23:23 - Buy the truth and do not sell it . . .
    • QUESTIONS
TO
 EV A ALU TE
YOURSELF: HOW? WHY? WHERE?
    • ALU TE
YOURSELF: QUESTIONS
TO
 EV A WHERE?
 “Am I being honest with myself?
    • ALU TE
YOURSELF: QUESTIONS
TO
 HOW?
 - SLANDER - SILENCE - DECEIT - SHADING THE TRUTH - FLATTERY EV A - JUSTIFYING
    • QUESTIONS
TO
 EV A ALU TE
YOURSELF: WHY?
    • CONSIDER
YOUR
 ACTUAL
GAINS
&
 LOSSES.
    • ACTUAL
GAINS
&
 CONSIDER
YOUR
 LOSSES. Hebrews 11:24 - . . . Sin is pleasurable for a short time . . .
    • HONESTY
DEVELOPS
 . TURITY AL
MA Ephesians 4:15 - Instead, speaking SPIRITU the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him, who is the Head, that is, Christ.
    • MAKE
SACRIFICIAL
FOLLOWERS
 O F
 C H R I S T
 W H O
 M A K E
 SACRIFICIAL
 FOLLOWERS
 OF
 CHRIST
WHO
GO.
    • HONESTY
DEVELOPS
 SECURITY.
    • HONESTY
DEVELOPS
 SECURITY. Proverbs 11:6 - Doing right brings freedom to honest people, but those who are not trustworthy will be caught by their own desires.
    • HONESTY
DEVELOPS
 SECURITY. Mark Twain - “It’s easier to tell the truth. That way you don’t have to keep track of everything.”
    • HONESTY
DEVELOPS
 James 1:22-23 - And remember, it SECURITY. is a message to obey, not just to listen to. If you don’t obey, you are only deceiving yourself. For if you just listen and don’t obey, it is like looking at your face in a mirror but doing nothing to improve your appearance.
    • 3
REWARDS
FROM
GOD
HIMSELF:
    • 3
REWARDS
FROM
GOD
HIMSELF: HONESTY WILL GUARD ME. Proverbs 2:7 - He is their shield, protecting those who walk in integrity.
    • 3
REWARDS
FROM
GOD
HIMSELF: HONESTY WILL DIRECT ME. Proverbs 11:5 - The godly are directed by their honesty.
    • 3
REWARDS
FROM
GOD
HIMSELF: HONESTY WILL SUSTAIN ME. Proverbs 12:19 - Truth stands the test of time, but lies are soon exposed.