Come Clean

15 04 2008

When I bought a newspaper this morning, the cashier charged me only 50 cents instead of 75. When I told her the actual price, she was surprised because she had been only charging 50 cents all morning long and nobody had said anything. She thanked me for being honest, then took my extra quarter.

I had thought for a split second about not saying anything but man, I hate feeling guilty about something! I know it was only a quarter, but what if next time it’s a dollar? Or a hundred dollars?

What if it’s not money but I know that I got away with something that wasn’t right? Those things can add up, dulling and dirtying our right and wrong detector, also known as the conscience.

Hebrews 10:22 says, “Let us draw near to God with sincere hearts in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience.”

Even when we know we haven’t done the right thing, we can still go to God knowing that He will forgive us and wash the heaviness away if we let Him. No matter how big or little something is that we feel like we get away with, nothing is worth the weight of a guilty conscience.

Like we learned in kindegarten, honesty is always the best policy, especially if we want to (BE)TTER.

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19 04 2008
hernseugene

That is true!! Honestly goes a long way. Espically if we want to be trusted with bigger things. I think if we are honest while tested with these small things, then God will trust us with bigger and better things.

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