- A just society is dependent upon everyday citizens telling the truth.
- Even if the truth hurts, it is better than the pain that accompanies lies.
- Jesus classified neighbors by including those who are different ethnically and religiously from you (Luke 10:29-37).
- The validity of our speech indicates the integrity of our lives.
- Speaking the truth aligns with God (Num. 23:19; Titus 1:2), but perpetuating dishonesty associates with the devil (John 8:44; Rev. 12:9).
- Always offer the truth in society’s courtrooms and leave the results to God (cf. Col. 3:9).
- Truth should permeate your speech since the world is God’s courtroom (cf. Prov. 10:9).
- Don’t spin information to manipulate others by making yourself look better (cf. Prov. 19:1).
- Stop spreading hurtful gossip and unsubstantiated news (cf. Prov. 16:28).
- Withholding truthful and loving feedback (Eph. 4:15) dishonors God, hinders another, and frustrates you.
- Avoid giving flattery, and be careful around those who offer it (cf. Rom. 16:18).
- Beware of those who sound spiritual but deny the Bible (cf. 2 Pet. 3:16; Jer. 14:14).
- Stop offering the type of lip service to God that your life can’t back up (cf. Isa. 29:13).