There are so many wonderful benefits of honesty that everyone would like to enjoy them. In this post, I shall be giving you only 7 benefits you enjoy when you’re honest. They are:
IT PROVOKES GOD’S BLESSING: The only thing that can make God bless you, is pleasing Him and living in honesty is one of the ways of pleasing Him. The scriptures says, ‘lying lips are abomination to the Lord, but they that deal truly are His delight'[Proverbs 12:22]. When God blesses you, you will have lack of nothing as written, ‘…walk honestly with them that are without that ye may have lack of nothing'[1 Thessalonians 4:12].
IT BUILDS YOUR CONFIDENCE: Whenever you pray, you need to have confidence in the sight of God in order to get your reward. Honesty is one of the things that boots you confidence as it gives you a clear conscience. The scriptures says, ‘But having renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness…but by the manifestation of the truth, commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God'[2 Corinthians 4:2].
IT GIVES YOU PERSONAL TESTIMONY: Honesty gives you some form of integrity that would turn into a personal testimony. With this personal testimony, Hezekiah prayed thus, ‘…Remember me now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart and have done that which is good in thy sight…'[Isaiah 38:3]and immediately, God heard him and prolonged his life by 15 years.
YOU LEAD OTHERS TO CHRIST: One of the main reasons why christians do not preach Christ, is dishonesty. After dealing dishonestly with others, it takes away your pride as a christians and as such, you can’t preach Christ again in order to avoid shame. When you deal honestly with people, they would always want to know the church you attend and you might win souls for Christ just like that.
YOU WOULD BE REWARDED BY MEN: The scriptures says, ‘…whatsoever ye would have men do to you, do ye even so to them'[Matthew 7:12]. A man reapeth whatever he soweth, for,’… with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured unto you'[Mark 4:24]. The scriptures can never be broken.
PEOPLE TRUSTS YOU: Nobody would trust a thief, just as you would not. To be trusted, you have to be honest.
YOU WILL HAVE GOOD SUCCESS: Good success is the success achieved through honest means. Any success achieved through any other means normally turns into failure at the end.