“What a person desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar.” (Pro 19:22)
We all have an innate reaction that will cause us to protect ourselves when under threat. Our first response when we are accused is to deny. We learn to overcome this protective response though the conscious choice to operate in honesty and integrity.
At what point would we lie to save ourselves or our finances? This is a tough question and one hopefully we won’t need to know the answer to, but I would doubt many of us would refuse to say a little, tiny, insignificant white lie that wouldn’t hurt a fly rather than lose all our finances, our house, car, job, and possessions.
God’s view? It is better to be poor than a liar, and honesty is a mark of unfailing love.
Quick Prayer: Keep me honest above all things. Amen.