Relative Honesty

27 Sep

I don’t golf. I can throw the ball farther than I can hit it. It doesn’t do me any good to cheat. Just give me a 20 on every hole. That should cover it! In fact, the last time I played, I ended up driving the beer cart!

I recently read a story on ESPN.com that was entitled “In golf, cheating is minimal”. In it, the author talks about the different ways people cheat in golf and compares it to other sports. As I read the article, I was struck at how the author was making a case for cheating in golf. After comparing the cheating that goes on in golf with cheating in other sports, he states, “While it is a sad commentary on our times that we have to use the phrase “relative honesty,” within that definition, golf is the unquestioned winner.”

God demands absolute honesty. God is the God of truth(John 14:6) and he commands us to “be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy.'”(1 Peter 1:15-16)

When we practice dishonesty, we are acting as if the living God does not exist, and it is impossible to love God if He doesn’t exist.

Think about that while I practice my stroke….

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