STOP AND THINK – As we become people of character and integrity, we’re committed to being honest even when we don’t have to be honest. (Mike Lee, pastor)

We admire the stories of “Honest Abe,” 16th president of the United States. Those anecdotes illustrate a quality that seems to have been lost in modern society. But, as Lee points out, honesty is the result of character and integrity. If we’re not honest when “we don’t have to be,” we very likely will fall into dishonesty when we really need to be truthful and candid.

Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value the one who speaks what is right. (Proverbs 16:13)