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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Tanner Munsey – a Lesson of Honesty

Proverbs 20:11(NIV)
Even small children are known by their actions,
    so is their conduct really pure and upright?

The game was played in Wellington, Florida. In it, a seven-year-old first baseman, Tanner Munsey, fielded a ground ball and tried to tag a runner going from first to second base.

The umpire, Laura Benson, called the runner out, but young Tanner immediately ran to her side and said, "Ma'am, I didn't tag the runner." Umpire Benson reversed herself, sent the runner to second base, and Tanner's coach gave him the game ball for his honesty.

Two weeks later, Laura Benson was again the umpire and Tanner was playing shortstop when a similar play occurred. This time Benson ruled that Tanner had missed the tag on a runner going to third base, and she called the runner safe. Tanner looked at Benson and without saying a word, tossed the ball to the catcher and returned to his position.

Benson sensed something was wrong. "Did you tag the runner?" She asked Tanner.

His reply: "Yes."

Benson then called the runner out. The opposing coaches protested until she explained what had happened two weeks earlier.

"If a kid is that honest," she said, "I have to give it to him. This game is supposed to be for kids."

Are your words and action honest.  When you tell somebody something do they believe you or do they doubt you. Make today the day you are honest no matter what the circumstance.

Dear Lord, today we pray that we would be honest no matter what we are doing. Help us be honest in all things. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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