Basketball Devotional Handbook
Lesson 7: Honesty and Truthfulness
That players will understand the benefits of being honest and truthful.
Ask your players, 'What does it mean to be honest and truthful?"
Give you players the dictionary's definition:
Honorable in principles, intentions, and actions; to not lie, cheat, or steal; respectable, having a good reputation.
"One of the good things about telling the truth is you don't have to remember what you said."
Ask your players what the above saying means.
The saying means exactly what it says.
If you tell the truth, you won't have to remember what you told the last person, or the person before, because you have been honest in what you have said.
It will be easy to tell the story or event again because you will be passing on exactly the way the story or event really happened.
Pass or Shoot
Honesty and truthfulness are a choice.
You know if you are telling the truth or not if you make something up or lie to make a story or something that happened more exciting.
It will be hard to remember how you told the story last.
The truth will always come out, and if you have told lies or changed certain things from the way in which they really happened, you will lose the trust of others and it will be hard for them to believe you the next time.
It is hard for us to feel good when we aren't honest with people and God.
Choose to be honest and truthful.
"The truth will last forever.
But lies last only a moment."
The Final Whistle
Ask for any prayer needs and during prayer ask the Lord to help your players to be honest and truthful in all things.
Ask that they would understand, as the scripture says, that lies will quickly be found out, but the truth will last forever.
The truth will bring them honor and trust.
God is a lover of the truth.