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Proverbs 11:1 NASB

Han van Meegeren was an artist who felt underappreciated and thought he could trick art experts into admitting his genius. As a result, he seized on an opportunity to fake paintings from one of the old Dutch masters and he got away with it. He fooled the critics and began to fake and sell more. He was meticulous. He faked cracks and other things to make the paintings appear over 100 years old. He chose not to reveal that they were fakes. He sold one to a prominent member of the Nazi party in Germany. After the war he was arrested for “selling a national treasure.” To prove it was a fake, he had to paint another one. He convinced the authorities that he was a forger but still he received a light sentence of one year in prison. This story shows the results of dishonesty. Maybe you are not tempted to weave such an intricate web of deception, but I believe any level of a lie is just as damaging to our soul. God hates dishonesty. Satan’s dishonesty has been hurting mankind since he deceived Adam and Eve in the garden. Today, determine to be a truth teller at all costs. #BeTheEdge

“And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” Jesus (John 8:32)