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I am in agreement with what Graham wrote. Often times, I feel our honesty (or lack thereof) is hindered by our fear of punishment. As kids, our parents raise us to obey them and they make our decisions for us; yet as we grow up, they allow us more freedom. In this freedom, we sometimes make wrong decisions and sin. Our human nature tells us to hide this sin, for fear of punishment. But God has told us to shine light in the darkest parts of our hearts, clearing out every unpure thing. This is an incredibly hard thing to do, but we should do it despite our fear of punishment in order to live vulnerably, purely, and righteously before God.