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Faith Shown in our Character

Being described as a person of good character is indeed a great compliment.

Sadly, many people chase material wealth and, in the process, lose morals and character.

One of the great speeches is the “I have a dream” speech delivered by Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr on the 28 August 1963 from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC. One part of the speech is, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.” ( I purposely left the US spelling of color in the quote.)


Being described as a person of good character is indeed a great compliment. Sadly, many people chase material wealth and, in the process, lose morals and character. You might think that choosing the ethical way is intuitive. And yes, there is the image of God within us and some choices are obvious. Since the fall, however, that image has been marred and we are often drawn to the selfish choice. Then there are the times when the choices before us seem to be a choice between two evils.


Soon we will elect deacons and elders. The majority of the time we humans tend to look to people we like and look at their gifting. This is not the Biblical way. Character should be the number one consideration. When choosing men to feed the widows in Acts 6, the criteria was full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom. The list of attributes for elders and deacons contain character attributes and very little about spiritual gifts. Character, by the way, is very different to just following a set of rules.


Pastor Andy

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