Be Truthful

Put off falsehood and speak truthfully.
—Ephesians 4:25

Last night I leafed through The Day America Told the Truth by James Patterson and Peter Kim. The book was based on a national survey regarding private morals.

Here’s a sampling of one area of responses:

  • Ninety-one percent said they repeatedly lie, both at work and at home.
  • Most American workers admit to goofing off at work an average of seven hours per week.
  • Half of employees confess to calling in sick when they’re not.

The book was copyrighted in 1991, so I’m sure the numbers have changed—for better or worse.

A separate survey revealed that many Christians were as likely as non-Christians to falsify their tax returns, steal from their workplace, and selectively obey laws.

Let us, dear reader, model truth. Think truth. Love truth. Pursue truth. Talk truth. Walk truth.

A person who is untruthful in small things
cannot be trusted in big things.

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