Sunday, September 16, 2012

What Does the Bible Say about Being Trustworthy?

A report I wrote at the age of 15.

The Bible has a lot to say about the trustworthy person. He is the kind of person who leaves other people’s stuff alone, tells the truth, and plays fair. He is diligent and reliable. He has many friends because they able to entrust him with their secrets because, when they do, he guards them carefully.
When left alone, one does not have to watch the trustworthy person. He can be trusted not to take things that don’t belong to him. The Bible says, (Eph 4:28)  “Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.”  The trustworthy person’s words can be believed. There is no second guessing or wondering how much of what he says is lies, he tells the truth. The Bible says, (Pro 12:19)   “The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.” His wins are genuine, his money is fairly gotten. No one doubts it.
When given a job, he gets it done decently and in order. No one has go behind him and do it over. The Bible says, (Pro 12:24)  “The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.”  He is well liked, (Pro 22:29)  “Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.
God likes the trustworthy person. If you will notice, most of the references I have given are positive. “Don’t steal, give,” “the reward for truth is great,” “diligent people get to be in charge,” “diligent are well liked,” they say. The general message is “be trustworthy”. There are more, for I have barely scratched the surface, but every one carries this message.
If you want to have friends, be trustworthy with the secrets they tell you. No one likes to have a friend who will spoil surprises, spread embarrassing information, or allow others to have information that will invite teasing. Think about, would you like a friend who doesn’t that? If you do (and I’m fairly sure you do) be one who doesn’t.
Live up to your promises. If you say that you’ll arrive with the cake a 2:00, arrive with the cake at 2:00. If you say that you’ll make something for someone, make it. An untrustworthy person will not keep his promises.
Be trustworthy. Trustworthy people always come out on top.

1 comment:

  1. Love your post on Trustworthiness.....I plan on sharing it with a group of young teen girls as they seek godly character traits. Thank you!


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