What The Scriptures Say About Our Character
The definition of character: the total quality of a person’s behavior, as revealed in their habits of thought and expression, their attitudes and interests, their actions, and their personal philosophy of life.
1. TRUSTWORTHINESS: trust-confidence in a person because of the qualities perceives or seems to perceive in them.
a. Be honest: Luke 8:15; 2 Cor.8:20,21; Phil.4:8
b. Do what you say you will do: Mt. 5:37
c. Have the courage to do the right thing: Eph.6:13-15; Ps.27:14; Ps.31:24
d. Build a good reputation: Prov.22:1; Ac.6:3; 1 Tim.3:7
2. RESPECT: the special esteem or consideration in which one holds another person.
a. Considerate of other’s feelings: Rom.14:10-21
b. Use good manner: Tit.2:7,8
c. No bad language: Eph.4:29; Mt.15:18
d. Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements: Eph.4:29-32; 1Pet.3:8,9
3. RESPONSIBILITY: placed in control and having to give satisfaction, fit to be placed in control, capable of acting rationally.
a. Persevere: 1 Tim.1:12; Mt.10:22; Gal.6:9
b. Self-control: Prov.16:32; Rom.12:3; 1Cor.11:27
c. Be self-disciplined.
d. Think before you act – consider the consequences.
e. Be accountable for your choices.
4. CARING: Displaying kindness and concern for others.
a. Be kind: Eph. 4:32; 1Cor.13:4
b. Express gratitude: Eph.5:20; Col.4:2
c. Be forgiving: Mt.18:21-22
d. Help people in need: 1 Thess.5:14; Ac.20:35