Honesty

“Lying lips are abomination to the Lord; but they that deal truly are His delight.” Proverbs 12:22
Every godly mother needs to teach her children to be truthful, since that is something God wholeheartedly loves. I am done raising my children; and looking back, I wish I had done something differently. I wish I had checked up more on my children’s work after I had told them to do a chore.
It takes a lot of energy to check your children’s work, but that is your job and it pays big dividends. God has given us a list of seven things that He hates in Proverbs 6:16-19, and I believe that every one of them involves some measure of deceit—either self-deceit or deceit of others. It’s most important for us as parents to set an example by living an honest life. Then we need to lead our children to the Lord, reminding them of His claims on their lives, and pray that they will live their lives wholly for Him. Then they will have happy and purposeful lives, for He is the “God of all grace, who hath called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus” (1 Pet. 5:10). He is the One who can and will teach them to live honest, upright lives by His power and for His glory.