Proverbs tells us plainly that God despises all forms of dishonesty.
Not only does God hate dishonesty, but we are told that it works
against us - others no longer trust us, and we cannot even
enjoy our dishonest gains. It is wiser to be honest
a righteous man escapes trouble.
The music playing is
I Don't Know How To Love Him
From the original soundtrack, Jesus Christ Superstar, 1971
Leaders value those who speak the truth.
Kings take pleasure in honest lips;
they value a man who speaks the truth.
- Proverbs 16:13
Most people will appreciate truth in the end more than flattery.
He who rebukes a man will in the end gain more favor
than he who has a flattering tongue.
- Proverbs 28:23
Quality of Life
The righteous person's plans are just.
The plans of the righteous are just,
but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.
- Proverbs 12:5
Truthful witnesses do not deceive; false witnesses pour out lies.
A truthful witness does not deceive,
but a false witness pours out lies.
- Proverbs 14:5
Truthful witnesses save lives.
A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful.
- Proverbs 14:25
The children of the righteous are blessed.
The righteous man leads a blameless life;
blessed are his children after him.
- Proverbs 20:7
Ill-gotten treasure is of no value.
Ill-gotten treasures are of no value,
but righteousness delivers from death.
- Proverbs 10:2
The righteous are rescued from trouble.
The righteous man is rescued from trouble,
and it comes on the wicked instead.
- Proverbs 11:8
The evil are trapped by sinful talk.
An evil man is trapped by his sinful talk,
but a righteous man escapes trouble.
- Proverbs 12:13
Fraudulent gain is sweet for a while.
Food gained by fraud tastes sweet to a man,
but he ends up with a mouth full of gravel.
- Proverbs 20:17
The upright are guided by integrity.
The integrity of the upright guides them,
but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.
- Proverbs 11:3
Truthful lips endure.
Truthful lips endure forever,
but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.
- Proverbs 12:19
Riches gained quickly don't last.
An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning
will not be blessed at the end.
- Proverbs 20:21
Riches gained dishonestly don't last.
A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting
vapor and a deadly snare.
- Proverbs 21:6
The blameless are kept safe.
He whose walk is blameless is kept safe,
but he whose ways are perverse will suddenly fall.
- Proverbs 28:18
God delights in honesty.
The Lord abhors dishonest scales,
but accurate weights are his delight.
- Proverbs 11:1
God delights in those who are truthful.
The Lord detests lying lips,
but he delights in men who are truthful.
- Proverbs 12:22
God detests unjust measures.
Differing weights and differing measures--the Lord detests them both.
- Proverbs 20:10
God is pleased when we do what is right and just.
To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
- Proverbs 21:3
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