An article by the Small Business Chronicles states, “A firm, strong handshake transmits your underlying confidence in yourself and your abilities.” Simply stated a handshake delivers information about whether the client, or stranger should put his or her trust in you or in your abilities.

Zechariah 8:16-17 says, “Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace; do not devise evil in your hearts against one another, and love no false oath, for all these things I hate, declares the Lord.”

A good grip extended in a handshake provides an opportunity for a relationship established on trust to begin. Speaking truth follows the handshake, it doesn’t come before. A handshake also establishes the building of peace. Does your handshake emit trustworthiness?