“Christians should stand out like sparkling diamonds against a rough and dark background. We should be poised, cultured, courteous, gracious–but firm in the things that we do and don’t do. We should laugh and be radiant, but we should refuse sinful pleasure”–Billy Graham.
“Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean”–2 Corinthians 6:17.
“Money is really worth no more than as it can be used to accomplish the Lord’s work. Life is worth as much as it is spent for the Lord’s Service”–George Mueller.
“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander”–1 Peter 3:15-16.
[Godly character] calls “us to deny ourselves, to turn from pride, greed and selfishness. Contrary to some contemporary worship, the Bible teaches that it is most definitely NOT all about me. Instead, God calls us to consider the needs of others, to share, to serve with humility. By God’s grace, we become strict and firm with ourselves, but gracious, compassionate and tender toward others. Only God could create such a beautiful mixture in one human being”–John Kincaid.
“Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. Pray for us, too, that God will give us many opportunities to speak about his mysterious plan concerning Christ. . . . Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone”–Colossians 4:2-6.
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