Proverbs 19:1 Better to be poor and honest then to be dishonest and a fool.
Being dishonest is a sin, a sin we do on purpose and it separates us from God...Isaiah 59:2 tells us "Sin separates us from God." Yet often people are dishonest in their relationships, or their business to try and with favor... to win favor with man. So this verse says it is better to be honest before God, have favor with God than to be dishonest with man and have favor with man. God is the one who blesses us!!... The devil can trick us and make us think dishonesty is working.. but God knows and he is the one that blesses us or keeps blessing from us. The next time you think being dishonest will save your "butt" then think do I want to please God or do I want to please man?" I believe that if you loose out because you were honest with man, before God that what you will gain in due time will be far greater than what you lost by your lies. So the next time you are tempted to lie to save your "butt," choose truth and save your relationship with God. I promise the feeling of relief you feel after you tell the truth will be way more rewarding, because God rewards us for doing what is right and just.