Another way I have found this written is this:
It’s better to be poor and live an honest life than to be a dishonest fool.
When we truly surrender our lives to the Lord, we seek to live life in Him. Honest and true. Genuine Integrity. God understand we will fail but the purpose is for us to strive to be honest in our lives.
He knows us. He created us. Our days were written in His book. We allow the Spirit to guide us.
The dishonest fool is one who lives a false life which contains lies that cover up the wrongs or sins of others. Lies protect no one and in truth harm everyone. Right down through the generations, damage is done.
What do you think? Are you living or working hard to live a life of integrity? (or) Is your choice to lie, cover ups sins of others and live the life of a dishonest fool?
God see’s all. He knows all. What is your choice? Through Jesus Christ, we are offered a clean slate and new life – just for the asking.