HONESTY: Choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do.
Series Memory Verse: “The Lord detests lying lips, but He delights in men who are truthful.” Proverbs 12:22
Main Point: Lies lead to guilt; truth leads to peace.
Bible Story: Jacob and Esau | Genesis 27; 32-33
Honesty isn’t always easy. Sometimes it feels like things might turn out better if we “bend” the truth a little bit. But what might start out feeling like a little lie can quickly become a web of deceit that we can’t untangle ourselves from. When we choose truth, however, we can find the strength, peace, and freedom God wants us to enjoy.
This week we watched the Up In The Air movie, all three episodes from the series combined into one, where we got to see how all of Maya’s decisions — both the honest and dishonest ones — affected her life.
This weekend we looked at God’s Word and read about someone whose lies kept him trapped in guilt for many years. As long as Jacob hid from his lies, his mind couldn’t get free from fear and guilt. Jacob couldn’t find peace until he told the truth about his lies and asked for forgiveness. Lies lead to guilt; truth leads to peace.