Monday, September 24, 2012

A little something I read....

I was doing English today, and the page that I finished for the day on was for correcting run on sentences. But that's not what I was going to tell you, cause surely just about every educated kid knows what a run on sentence is.
Here is what my English said that I liked so much, I'm going to post it:

"Honest is the best policy, especially in the life of a Christian. But honesty should never be practiced merely because it is the best policy. A Christian should be honest because it is right. Honesty is pleasing to God, and it also presents a good testimony before others. Second Corinthians 8:21 says, "Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men."
Being honest may be costly at times. Telling the truth about a wrongdoing could bring punishment. Not cheating on an exam might bring failure. A businessman who is honest in his dealings and advertisements may not be as prosperous as his deceitful competitor. 
Many times honesty goes unnoticed, and we become discouraged. It is not always easy to be honest, but it is necessary to a Christians life.  
Although honesty is sometimes costly, the cost is outweighed by the rewards. Honesty helps build a strong character. An honest person gains a clear conscience and a pure heart. Proverbs 3:4 tells us that those who follow truth shall find favor and good understanding with God and men, and honesty gains the respect and good will of those around us. More important, it brings blessings from the Lord. "A faithful man shall abound with blessings." (Proverbs 28:20)
Honesty is the best policy for a Christian. Sometimes men may not see Our honest acts, but God sees and will reward."

People will tell other people the truth sometimes, but the person who recieves the truth may take it the wrong way, and although the other person apologizes, the other will not be honest back and say that they're sorry too, for not following their advice. They'll say they forgive the other, but they really aren't forgiving them, and they won't apologize either. I don't mean to be rude and direct this pointedly at anyone in particular, but I did so feel a great need to post this. I am being entirely honest, too, unlike other people i've seen who pointedly write about other people and are rude but aren't honest and say that they were not directing it at anyone. 

I hope you think on these things, and are always honest and always apologize when you're rude or dishonest. 
God bless you all! Blessings!
M. J. 

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