by Darla Noble
He who is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much. He who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.
I’ll never forget the time my husband and I accepted an invitation to meet some friends at a new restaurant. It was pricier than our budget really could afford, but we ‘bit the bullet’ and ordered anyway; trying to be as conservative as possible.
It frustrated me, though, because I couldn’t stop thinking about the fact that our family would have to go without something else just so we could eat a meal that was overpriced and wasn’t very good. In fact, the friends we were with had to send their chicken back because it was obviously under-cooked. In short, the evening just wasn’t worth the price.
Another thing that isn’t worth the price is breaking someone’s trust. I know what it feels like from both sides. It took a while for someone I care a lot about to trust me again after I broke a promise I’d made to them. Likewise, it took a lot of years and a lot of deep conversations for me to trust a loved one after she lied to me. Our relationship is once again strong and reliable, but I’m here to tell you the pain was not worth the price.
Thankfully God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit will never lie to us. Never hurt us. Never break our trust. Jesus’ death on the cross was the price paid guaranteeing that will not happen. Isn’t that the most wonderful feeling in the world?
God, thank You for being the Truth. Help me live in that Truth and make it mine. In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.