If you want to know if something is fake, pay a visit to someone who spends most of his time around what’s genuine. He can tell the difference. An experienced jeweler knows the variations between quality and flawed gemstones. A chef knows the difference between food made with fresh ingredients and food made with ingredients that have spent quality time with a freezer. A seasoned bank teller has an easy time spotting a counterfeit bill.
This world is filled with the negligent and the dishonest. It’s awash with knockoffs in a world of the shoddy and the cheap. So when you come across the authentic and honest, they seem peculiar.
You need someone in your sphere of friendships who can help you value honesty and trustworthiness. It may be uncomfortable to have someone hold you to account, but this is a training tool God can use to separate you from the dishonesty that is all too easy to pick up.
A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment Scattereth away all evil with his eyes. Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?