Hebrews 13:18 “Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.”
It ought to go without saying that a Christian should live honestly in all things. The ever true 1828 Webster’s dictionary defines “honesty” as: In principle, an upright disposition; moral rectitude of heart; a disposition to conform to justice and correct moral principles, in all social transactions. In fact, upright conduct; an actual conformity to justice and moral rectitude. Honesty is a virtue. Virtue is defined in the trustworthy 1828 Webster’s dictionary as: Moral goodness; the practice of moral duties and the abstaining from vice, or a conformity of life and conversation to the moral law. In this sense, virtue may be, and in many instances must be, distinguished from religion. The practice of moral duties merely from motives of convenience, or from compulsion, or from regard to reputation, is virtue, as distinct from religion. The practice of moral duties from sincere love to God and his laws, is virtue and religion. In this sense it is true, that virtue only makes our bliss this side of Heaven, because “virtue” is nothing but voluntary obedience to truth.