“Following Jesus: Be Honest,” Friend, Aug. 2014, 20
Jesus said that we should have an “honest and good heart” in keeping God’s commandments (see Luke 8:15). When we have an honest heart, we will tell the truth, even when it is hard. We will also keep the promises we make to God and to other people.
I usually get 100 percent on my spelling tests. One day our spelling words included the days of the week. When I took the test, I saw the calendar on the wall. I chose not to look at it because that is cheating. I was happy that I was honest, even though I didn’t get 100 percent that day.
Victoria F., age 7, Arizona, USA
When I was nine, my friends and I threw rocks at a wasp nest at school. My rock hit a window, and it broke! We all started running away, but I heard the Spirit tell me to go back and tell someone. I was really scared, but I went back to tell the people in the office what I had done. I felt good that I told the truth even when it was really hard.
Josh B., age 13, Utah, USA