Dear God ,
Thank You for another day. Thank You for protecting our family and friends throughout the night. We ask that You send Your peace to each and everyone that needs it.. We pray that everyone uses wisdom during this Christmas season, and that they remember the real reason. We ask that You continue to keep us as we go about our day at work and at school on tomorrow and throughout the week. We also bind the devil and all of his attempts. In Jesus name,
Today, I will be an honest and reliable person
Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.
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Whom Do You Trust?
Bible Reading: Luke 16: 10-12
Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth. Proverbs 16:13, NIV
WHOM DO YOU trust? Of all the people in the world, there are probably only a few you would trust to hold your lunch money for you, right? And there are probably even fewer you would trust with your deepest secrets. Take a minute and jot down the names of two or three people that you could trust with your money or your secrets.
Now think about why you trust those people. Does any statement below express why you trust the people you wrote down?
Chances are, you only picked one or two of the statements above, right? Why?
Because you don’t trust someone any more or less if he or she knows all the words to “Louie Louie.” You don’t trust someone simply because he or she picks his or her nose. And you certainly don’t trust someone because he or she has lied to you before.
If those things don’t earn your trust, what does? Simple, right? You trust someone who has been honest. You trust someone who has told you the truth in the past. Because honesty invites trust. That’s one of the big advantages of obeying God’s commands to be honest. When you’re honest, you encourage other people to trust you; when you’re dishonest, you make people suspicious and distrustful of you.
One of the proverbs on Solomon says, “Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth” (Proverbs 16:13, NIV). That’s true not only of kings but of everyone. People value—and trust—those who are honest.
REFLECT: If your friends were to make a list (like the one you made today) of the people they could trust, would they include your name? Why or why not? What about your parents? teachers? other family members? Does your behavior encourage others to trust you or has it been making people distrust you? How do you know?
PRAY: “Father, I want to be trusted by my friends, parents, teachers, and others. Help me to earn their trust by my honest words and honest behavior.”
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