These 4 Forms Of Dishonesty Will Destroy Your Life!
When two people trust each other, they feel safe and secure. A trust of that sort is not founded overnight, rather people build trust when they spend time together. Engaging in honest communication and acting unselfishly. Trust can be shattered, however, by just one act of dishonesty. And when trust has been broken, it can be very difficult to rebuild. Not only that, but dishonesty breeds more dishonesty – it’s contagious!
Saying something false to someone who is entitled to know the truth is the very definition of lying. This includes misrepresenting or distorting facts in order to mislead a person. Omitting information to deceive someone, and exaggerating the truth in order to give a false impression also fall under that definition.
“God detests a devious person, but His close friendship is with the upright.” -Proverbs 3:32
“Now that you have put away deceit, each one of you speak truth with his neighbor.” —Ephesians 4:25.
Uttering false and malicious statements that injure a person’s reputation.
“A troublemaker causes dissension, and a slanderer separates close friends.” – Proverbs 16:28
“Where there is no wood, the fire goes out, and where there is no slanderer, quarreling ceases.”—Proverbs 26:20.
Inducing someone to part with money or property on false pretenses.
“You must not defraud a hired worker who is in need and poor.” – Deuteronomy 24:14, 15
“The one who defrauds the lowly one insults his Maker, but whoever shows compassion to the poor glorifies Him.”—Proverbs 14:31.
Stealing is taking property from a person without permission.
“Let the one who steals steal no more; rather, let him do hard work, doing good work with his hands, so that he may have something to share with someone in need.” (Ephesians 4:28)
“Do not be misled. . . . Thieves, greedy people, drunkards, revilers, and extortioners will not inherit God’s Kingdom.”—1 Corinthians 6:9, 10.