Daily Reminder on Honesty and Integrity: #17 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will be honest with myself, others, and God at all times.

“Being honest will enhance your future opportunities and your ability to be guided by the Holy Ghost” – For the Strength of Youth

Today and until June 21, I, ____________________, will be strive to be honest and guided by the spirit.


“I want to begin with a brief test and a self-evaluation. The following episode was presented in a general conference address in 1966 by President N. Eldon Tanner (1898–1982), a counselor in the First Presidency of the Church.

““A young man came to me not long ago and said, ‘I made an agreement with a man that requires me to make certain payments each year. I am in debt, and I can’t make those payments, for if I do, it is going to cause me to lose my home. What shall I do?’

““I looked at him and said, ‘Keep your agreement.’

““‘Even if it costs me my home?’

““I said, ‘I am not talking about your home. I am talking about your agreement; and I think your wife would rather have a husband who would keep his word, meet his obligations, keep his pledges or his covenants, and have to rent a home than to have a home with a husband who will not keep his covenants and his pledge.’”

“Now for the self-evaluation and the test. Carefully and thoughtfully and honestly answer the following questions. Did President Tanner’s counsel seem old-fashioned, outdated, and unreasonable to you, or did it seem appropriate? Would losing the home be more important to you than keeping the agreement, or would keeping the agreement be more important to you than keeping the home? Is the counsel President Tanner gave in 1966 equally applicable today?” – Be Honest by David A. Bednar


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.

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