Character is the way a person conducts themselves, a persons qualities which others see.
Does character matter? Yes.
Let’s have a look at this scripture:
1 Timothy 6: 1-2
Let as many bondservants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and His doctrine may not be blasphemed. 2 And those who have believing masters, let them not despise them because they are brethren, but rather serve them because those who are benefited are believers and beloved. Teach and exhort these things.
If you notice verse 2 it reads “And those that have believing masters”, which means that verse 1 applies to those that have either believing or non-believing masters. Why, so that the name of God and His doctrine be not blasphemed.
And what does that mean? Not giving anyone an opportunity to say “And he/she calls himself a Christian, see what they did”. These masters may not be Christians, but for the sake of the name of God and His doctrine, the bible teaches that they must be honoured. This is what l call “good Christian character”.
The Lord will not instruct us to go what we cannot do. We have so much working for us; all we have to do is yield to Him.
So next time somebody winds you up, ask yourself, how will my response honour the Lord? We must remember that we are living epistles and others are watching.
Godly character should be reflected in everything we do. Examples include; integrity, being on time, being careful with our words, the list goes on.
Let’s look at these scriptures that speak for themselves:
2 Corinthians 8: 21
Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
1 Peter 2: 12
Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
We are to be honest in the sight of the Lord and of men.
We are indeed living epistles. Someone, somewhere is watching you.
Let’s bring the Lord glory by the way we conduct ourselves. When we miss it, let’s admit it, make the necessary corrections and move on.
Heavens agenda in any situation is several steps up higher than what we are thinking. Kevin Zadai.