Honesty is Still The Best Policy.
Most of us have been tempted to tell a lie at one time or another. Perhaps we don't want to hurt someones feelings. Or we don't want to get in trouble. We know lying is wrong but we try and rationlize, by saying "oh its just a little white lie". If someone asks us "how do I look in this?" ( a new outfit or dress) If they look horrible should we lie and say you look great! Husbands are notorious for this. It would be more honest if you don't want to hurt their feelings to say; "I like the green dress better" or some other true statement. Now it takes a little courage to be truthful and does not always go over well. Sometimes saying nothing is better, proverbs says not to speak our total thoughts always, "Even a fool is counted wise if he keeps his mouth shut". Our aim should be to keep our conscience clear.
Being true to yourself and God is not easy but is right. Quite often cashiers in stores give you to much change, and if you realize it later and are honest and the store is close, its easy to take it back to the grateful person. Once we went to a big box store 40 minutes away on the highway. We did a lot of shopping it was a whole day event, and we were tired. I wanted a wicker couch for our front porch. And it was on sale, so I went and picked it out, the salesgirl gave me a receipt, to take to the cashier and pay. My husband was in the checkout line so I handed it to him. Saying I would meet him at the car. We drove over to pick up our wicker furniture and loaded it in the car.
We were almost home and I said " honey did she give you the sale price for the couch" He looked me startled and said "Ithought you paid for it". This caused a bit of bickering back and forth.and after unloading our groceries we went all the way back to the store and paid the girl she was happy and very glad we were honest. Why did we do it? Because God says not to lie or steal and I call myself a Christian so I need to act like one. We are the light in this world Ephsesians 5:8. and I sleep better with a clear conscience.