The desire of a man is his kindness and a poor man is better than a liar. (Proverbs 19:22)
Father God's values seem to be miles away from natural man's thoughts. The holy scriptures say that His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are Almighty God's ways and thoughts higher than ours. Here is some excellent wisdom and good advice; before you or I decide to instruct God on any subject, think of the shallowness of our intellect and the vastness of Father God's character.
For example in the above scripture, on its face value two challenges seem to emerge. First of all, whom do you know that has made the desire of their life to show kindness to all? Yes, to all. Friends, family and enemies alike. Most people you will meet are desirous of a vast number of personal commodities.
Then, God compares a liar with a poor man. So where is the connection? Here we find another example of choice; whether to use a simple thing like lying or paying the price of truthfulness. The Lord Jesus always places a great value on our eternal souls. Weakness of the flesh, self desires and lying are all hellish and will perish with the using. An awareness of spending one's life in pure and holy activities will produce peace, joy; eternal life.
Beloved, today is quickly becoming yesterday and our tomorrows will fly with eagles wings. As we acknowledge God as our Father in all our ways, His light will break forth as the noonday sun; lighting our path and revealing His hidden secrets.
Dr. Thomas Snyder