Characteristic of Trustworthiness
I Samuel 12: 3 – Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it you.
Verse Three – “or whom have I defrauded?” – Defrauded means to deceitfully oppressed. Samuel expressed that he did not have a hidden agenda while serving in his office of prophet for nearly 50 years. He remained truthful, reliable and honest before all of the people.