“If I have spoken wrongly,” Jesus answered him, “give evidence about the wrong; but if rightly, why do you hit Me?” John 18:23 HCSB
A person of integrity will always speak the truth, even if it is not the popular thing to say or if it means enduring some type of punishment. As parents we try to teach our children to always do what is right, regardless of the consequences.
Jesus consistently spoke the truth and did what was right. He did not deserve to be arrested, nor did He deserve to be slapped by the temple police. Jesus had been falsely charged and was questioned as a common criminal, yet He spoke the truth knowing that He would eventually die as a result. He did not deserve to die but was willing to endure pain, suffering, and death so that our sins might be forgiven and we might have a relationship with God, our Heavenly Father.
Challenge: Always speak what is right no matter what the consequences might be. Know that Jesus loves you and was willing to suffer and die for your sins, so that you might have eternal life. Pray for strength to make it a practice to do what is right in the eyes of God.