Better to be poor and honest than rich and dishonest. Proverbs 19:1 (LB)God doesn't bless dishonesty. Proverbs 16:11 says, "The Lord demands fairness in every business deal." (LB) If you want God's blessing on your finances, you've got to be honest. You can't rip people off.
Sometimes the pressure to get ahead -- or just the pressure to keep up -- is so overwhelming that we, even as believers, are often tempted to compromise our ethics. Maybe we do a little shading of the truth in order to make a buck. Maybe we overvalue something or maybe we just don't tell somebody what's wrong with it when we're selling it to them.
We just don't tell the truth in a situation. Why? Because the draw to make a buck is so intense in our lives.
The decision to do what is right and trust God is not a once-for-all decision. It is a daily moment-by-moment decision. But God has said that he will meet your needs if you maintain your integrity
*Taken from Daily Hope with Rick Warren