Today I, ____________________, will be honest with myself, others, and God at all times.
“Do not rationalize that being dishonest is acceptable, even though others may think it does not matter.” – For the Strength of Youth
Today and until June 21, I, ____________________, will not rationalize that being dishonest is acceptable, even if others think otherwise.
“Some of the more common examples of dishonesty are these:
“1. Stealing. I seldom read a newspaper without finding a number of reports of burglary, robbery, purse-snatching, shoplifting, car theft, and a thousand other things. Even in our chapels there are reports of petty theft.
“2. Cheating. Newspapers carry similar accounts of fraudulent transactions in security dealings, in business transactions, cheating in investments, and other things that are called to public attention. There are some who would cheat their way through school and some who would cheat in examinations.
“3. Violations of Word of Wisdom standards. These are Church standards. They are not violations of the standards of the world. But you have been given the word of the Lord on this subject.
“4. Violation of traffic ordinances. One cannot be basically honest and violate laws formulated by society and government for the welfare of other persons.
“5. Not making the best use of time. The more I think about this, the more impressed I become with this concept of dishonesty.” – Be Honest with Yourself by Howard W. Hunter
Pick one of these and commit to doing better for the rest of the segment.
Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Honesty and Integrity section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/honesty-and-integrity/
Ask yourself: “Am I honest in all my conversations and dealings? Yes or no?” Try to think of a way to do better.