Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What is Christian Character?

Looking at Christian character from a biblical standpoint, it would be safe to say, rather simplistically, that “Christian character is living the way the Bible says to live (loving, kind, helpful, pure, responsible, selfless, compassionate, etc.).”

“’Bad’ character is living in a way opposite to what the Bible says, but similarly to what our natural man, or sin nature, (and our world most of the time) says—looking out for number one; selfish; impure; etc.).”

In this way, exhibiting Christian character is fulfilling Scriptures that have to do with the Christ-following lifestyle, specifically the “one anothers” of Scripture; verses dealing with how we treat people; etc., including, but not limited to, the following types of verses:

“ … love your neighbor as yourself … “ Mark 12:31 NJKV.

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets” Matthew 7:12 NIV.

“In love of the brethren, be tenderly affectioned one to another; in honor preferring one to another” Romans 12:10 ASV.

“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do so” Proverbs 3:27 NKJV.

Thanks for joining us. Tomorrow we continue the 5 W’s of Character Training in the Christian home with “What is character training?”

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