In the news, a family was driving down the road in Virginia when they saw a bag in the middle of the road. They picked it up and put it in the back of their pickup truck, making it safer for other drivers. They came across a second one, and put it in the back of the truck too. When they got home and opened them, they found the bags were full of money–about a million dollars worth. What did this family do? They called the police and turned the money in.
That is a great example of honesty–there are people out there who would have kept the money for themselves. But it is much better to live a life of honesty and have a good reputation, than to have lots of money, and little to be proud of for your character.
9 Honest people can always feel secure, but lying cheaters will be caught
Proverbs 10:9 (ERV)
3 Do what is right and fair. The Lord loves that more than sacrifices.
Proverbs 21:3 (ERV)
Dear Lord, forgive me for when I think of myself and don’t treat people with honesty and respect. Give me the courage to do the right thing when the time comes. Amen.