Full Honesty

Honesty Inside and Out

I announced to Ed, my old neighbor in Saskatchewan, that I had acted to rectify my car’s neglect. The dirt and grime from last winter’s and this spring’s road travel covered the outside. An accumulation of trash from MacDonald’s and Tim Horton’s take-out visits littered the inside. The back seat can double as a trash can.

I washed and waxed the outside of the car and vacuumed the inside of my Malibu. I thought it was in an excellent state of cleanliness until the wife pointed out that the trunk was still a mess. So, I tidied it up too to complete the car’s total clean-up. I admit my car clean-ups are usually overdue.

Ed says that cleaning a vehicle shows pride in ownership. He keeps his pickup truck in showroom condition and has no patience for people who don’t keep their cars or trucks looking fine all the time. He reminds me of the person who cleans their house every day whether it needs it or not.

It is certain everyone has their particular priorities. Ed’s goal is a clean truck at all times. Ed and I both feel we should make honesty one of our daily ideals. I told Ed one time that the way he thinks about honesty is very Biblical. He wasn’t sure what I meant, so I said to him. Here’s what the Bible states clearly about honesty.

1 Peter 3:10 “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.” Colossians 3:9 “Do not lie to one another.” Exodus 20:16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

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