Psalm 15:2a, Romans 12:17, Ephesians 1:4a, Titus 1:6a NIV 2011
The one whose walk is blameless…
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.
An elder must be blameless…
The Old and New Testaments each emphasize the character of God’s faithful followers. Being blameless and doing what is right point to those honest in their response to all they encounter. By looking to Christ the perfect model of honesty is visible. It is that example believers strive to emulate. Paul reminded the church to not repay inappropriate actions with the same. Believers are to reflect Christ choosing honesty in their everyday lives.
“Why are you a lying, cheating, deceitful person?” That is a question I do not think I’ve ever been asked. I’m not perfect in anyway shape or form. But honesty has always been my personal objective. It came as quite a blow when I was asked to take a lie detector test as a retail employee. It was not two weeks later that I tenured my resignation and returned to pursue a teaching career. Pride may have gotten in the way but retail was not where God wanted me to be. Instead I reflected Christ’s honesty at my school to my students and faculty.
How do you reflect Christ’s honesty?
Reflecting Christ’s honesty daily by choice,