The example of the virtue of honesty being integrated into a person’s character demonstrates how repetitive action is essential to formation. Honesty is a virtue we desire to possess and expect others to uphold, but why do we often fall short? Of course, we can trace this back to the fall of man, when Adam and Eve readily blamed each other—but what prevents us from the freedom of truth? The answer is obvious, yet we can often make it more complex than it needs to be.

Jesus told us this when He said that Satan is the father of lies and that he was a murderer from the beginning. Yes, living an honest and upright life is a spiritual battle. But it is a battle worth fighting, because the outcome is knowing Jesus, who is the way, the truth, and the life.

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