THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
((My thanks to Ed Nelson for the joke!))
Friend Thibedeaux went to see about a job with a big shipping company down dere in Nu Awleans. He wuz applying for the position of fork truck driver on the docks.
At the same time, there was a college graduate from way up north (around Shreveport) also applying for the job.
The manager put Thibedeaux an' de other guy in the same room to take a test.
Whan de test wuz graded, they both missed one quastion outa 20.
The manager tole the college graduate he got the job.
He said, "We both got de same amount of quastion right, yeh!"
The manager said, yes, but the one you missed told us a little about you.
Thibedeaux asked, "What dat wuz?"
The manager said, "On question 17, this man answered, 'I don't know,' and you answered 'I don't either.'"
Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
I used to manage a store for a large grocery chain.
One day, a young man approached me, asking if I were the manager.
I told him, "Yes, sir."
He said, "Several years ago, I lived a few blocks from this store. I would slip out of the house in the afternoons, and come over here. Each time, I would steal a candy bar. "
By this time, he was appearing a little nervous, and getting red in the face.
In an assuring tone, I said, "Well, I appreciate your honesty; and, I hope you have asked God's forgiveness."
He said, "It's odd that you should mention that. I just got saved, and Jesus has changed my life."
Saying that, he reached in his pocket and handed me a $100 bill!
His confession touched my heart!
I handed the $100 bill back and said, "If God has forgiven you, then we do also."
Having met Jesus, and surrendered to Him, this young man wanted to "put away" his lying.
Being a Christian, "wear" your integrity.
Do not wear the cloak of lying.