Basotho (people of Lesotho) say, “Nete e molemo ka mehla” (truth always rewards). Basotho have no problem with being honest as long as it does not put their lives in
Basotho (people of Lesotho) say, “Nete e molemo ka mehla” (truth always rewards). Basotho have no problem with being honest as long as it does not put their lives in danger.
In Proverbs 2:21 we learn that the Lord rewards people who live honestly. My husband, Joseph, a pastor in Lesotho, was once arrested for speeding and had to pay a non-refundable bail of M2000.00 (USD 143.00). Preparing for the court case, some police officers felt sympathetic and encouraged him to lie about his reasons for speeding. But Joseph refused. During the case Joseph admitted to the wrong he did. The magistrate was impressed with his honesty and for telling the truth that he had no good reason for speeding, So she acquitted him and refunded his bail of M2000.00. This was a very unusual verdict, which surprised everyone. In Joseph’s story we could say he remained in the “land” because of being honest – and God rewarded him. He was set free and got his money back.
Lord, help me to stand for the truth at all times.
Head of Program, Lerotholi Polytechnic, Maseru
Haggai showed me the urgency of the Gospel. Goal setting has empowered me to be an achiever, and my perspective and attitude about people from other religions has changed.