Friday, January 6, 2012

7 Pillars of Character

1. Honesty: To always tell the truth. To leave no false impression.
“Lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight” (Proverbs 12:22).

2. Integrity: To do what is right no matter what the circumstances.
“The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him” (Proverbs 20:7).

3. Humility: To esteem others as individuals. To acknowledge dependence upon God and those around me.
“For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith” (Romans 12:3).

4. Purity: To live pure in thought and deed. To take captive every thought that sets its self up against the knowledge of God.
“Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God” (2 Cor. 7:1).

5. Consistency: To keep showing up. To live a life of character all of the time not just when it is convenient.
“Moreover I will establish his kingdom for ever, if he be constant to do my commandments and my judgments, as at this day” (1 Chron. 28:7).

6. Accountability: To be accountable to God and to men. To maintain a system of checks and balances in every area of life. To always have someone who is able to make any correction needed.
“So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God” (Romans 14:12).

7. Responsibility: To take responsibility for every action within my control. To account for myself and those under me. “But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more” (Luke 12:48).