Recently my father demonstrated a simple act of honesty and even though some might look on it as trivial, I really do respect him for it.
We went to the pharmacy to purchase a few items and three picture frames for some photos we were going to give my two grandmothers for Mother’s Day. The cashier seemed to have had a long day and you could see it on her face that she was a bit tired. She cashed our items, but by mistake only charged us for one picture frame. My father, as he usually does, checked the receipt and noticed the mistake. He pointed it out to the cashier and paid the remaining money. She thanked him and we all laughed about it afterwards before leaving.
Usually when things like that happen, people tend to just think of it as their lucky day and run off knowing that they owe the store some money. Again, I know it may seem like something trivial and meaningless, but if we can’t be honest with the little things, how can we expect to be honest with bigger things? I hope and certainly pray that each and every one of us will be honest in all that we do. With that said, here are a few verses on honesty:
The Lord demands fairness in every business deal; he sets the standard. – Proverbs 16:11 NLT
Always keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked. – 1 Timothy 1:19 NLT
Good people are guided by their honesty; treacherous people are destroyed by their dishonesty. – Proverbs 11:3 NLT
Peace and God bless.