“I believe with all my heart that honesty with oneself is a central component to spiritual growth. God honors our honest questions. He is not surprised by them, nor is he ashamed to be our God when we post them. He is our God, not because of the questions we ask (or refrain from asking), but because he has united us to the risen Christ. And being a part of God’s family is ultimately a gift to us, not something to be obtained by us. God has freed us in Christ and made us his children. And, as all children do, we ask a lot of questions.” Peter Enns from Inspiration and Incarnation
Are you honest about who you are and what you do?
What is causing the lack of honesty in your life?
Has it ever occurred to you that so much of unbelief and distrust in Jesus could be linked to the gap between the belief and the life of Christians?
Do you know anyone who has been cheated, manipulated, and taken advantage of by people who claim to be Christians?
I agree with Peter Enns about honesty not only in the area of biblical scholarship, but also in the area of biblical living that honesty with oneself is central to spiritual growth.
Admitting the lack of honesty can be a good place to start.
How are you doing with your honesty?