You and Your Character

“What we see matters, but what we don’t see matters more. . . . While character is vital to our relationships with others, it is even more vital to our relationship with our omniscient Lord. The prophet said to him: ‘He who forms the mountains and creates the wind, and declares to man what is his thought, who makes the morning darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth–the Lord, the God of hosts, is his name!’ (Amos 4:13)”–Jim Denison.

“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost, when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, everything is lost”–Billy Graham.

“The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune.”–Chuck Swindoll.

“A man’s character is his fate”–Heraclitus.

“For certainly God requires ‘truth in the inward being’, and the Christian must at all costs be honest and truthful. To be deceitful, to lapse into hypocrisy, to resort to intrigue and scheming, this is to play the devil’s game, and we shall not be able to beat him at his own game. What he abominates is transparent truth. He loves darkness; light causes him to flee. For spiritual as for mental health honesty about oneself is indispensable”–John Stott.

“Sow a thought, and you reap an act; Sow an act, and you reap a habit; Sow a habit, and you reap a character; Sow a character, and you reap a destiny”–anonymous.

“Who may worship in your sanctuary, Lord? Who may enter your presence on your holy hill? Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right, speaking the truth from sincere hearts. Those who refuse to slander others or harm their neighbors or speak evil of their friends” (Psalm 15:1-3, NLT).

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One Comment


  1. Scott Hymel
    Feb 17, 2017

    That is why God provides a clean slate and reboot through being born again provided by His grace and Jesus’ unconditional sacrifice on the cross.

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