Tell the Truth

Students, here is today’s devotional from our Bible Study this week:

You have probably been in a relationship where the other person wasn’t completely honest with you. Were you able to grow very close to that individual? Why?

Read Psalm 145:18. To what type of person does God draw near?  What does “integrity” mean to you?  This verse presents a picture of God responding to an invitation—your invitation. He promises to draw near  to you when you come to Him with an honest heart—a heart of integrity.

In your view, what is honesty?  How would you rate you honesty with God? Is it OK to ask God questions or admit that you don’t understand something? Why or why not?

God does not expect you to hide how you feel. You can be open with Him because He already knows everything about you. Truthfulness with Him is for your benefit, so you can receive His presence and blessing in your life.  Dishonesty or incomplete honesty creates a barrier between you and God.  He can never be as close to you as He desires without your honesty.

Is there an area of your life where you haven’t been completely truthful with God? Confess that to Him and ask His forgiveness and help.

* This devotion is from the Lifeway KNOWN curriculum Winter ’09 *

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