No quality is of greater value in developing Christ-like character than honesty. How easy it is for us to fall into the practice of deceit, deception, and lying, especially when it appears to be for our advantage. With every falsehood, however, there will be consequences.
One way we learn how to share the truth with others is to observe the methods employed by first century messengers. Today, we study Paul’s approach to an unbelieving audience in ancient Athens, some of whom became believers.
We are often deceived by things that are not true because it is what we want to hear and it looks so good (right) or we have reasoned within ourselves that the lie is the truth. Devastating effects occur when there is no truth.