2 Corinthians 4:1-2 (NLT)
1 Therefore, since God in his mercy has given us this new way, we never give up. 2 We reject all shameful deeds and underhanded methods. We don�t try to trick anyone or distort the word of God. We tell the truth before God, and all who are honest know this.

These are the words of Paul to the Corinthians. He later speaks of us as fragile jars that hold great treasure. Those treasures come from following Christ. We give up deeds which bring us shame. We dispose of methods that are underhanded and designed to bring wrongful gain. We tell the truth without deceit, trickery or distortion. We do this because we want to be truthful and honest before God.

A friend shared a sign someone had hand written and left attached to a bus stop. The sign read, �IF YOUR PRODUCT WAS ANY GOOD YOU WOULDN�T NEED SEXISM TO SELL IT.� There is a lot of truth to that sign. A good product does not need distorted words or trickery to sell the product. A good product is known by its reputation and will sell. If we live Christian life the way it is meant to be then we don�t need deceitful tactics to prove anything to others. Our honest life before God shows the worth of our faith. We can tell the truth and others listen because they know we are being honest before God. Remember when people would say, �Swear to God you are telling the truth!� There is something to be said about being honest before our Lord and Savior. People know a commitment of honesty to God is a commitment of honesty to all.