Scripture Lesson: Romans 5:1-5
On this date in 1960, St. Louis Cardinal great Stan Musial asked
for and received a pay cut from $100,000 a year to $80,000 a year. Musial said
he was overpaid in the 1957 and 1958 seasons, and that his salary should be cut
based on his performance in 1959 when he hit only .255. Musial, known as “Stan
the Man,” is the most beloved Cardinal of all time. It is easy to see why this
man of character is much loved by Cardinal fans even today!
Paul is writing to encourage the Church at Rome in these verses
today. He relates to them and to us some of the building blocks of our faith,
perseverance, character, hope, and love. God has given to each of us who
believe the indwelling Holy Spirit. His Spirit, living within, aids us in our
daily living. Our character as a believer is built by allowing the Holy Spirit
to have control of our lives. When the Holy Spirit leads us, we will be men of
character. Men of character, much like Stan Musial, will do the right thing at
the right time. What this world needs more of are men of character led by the
Spirit of God!
scale of 1-10, one meaning little or no walk with God and ten meaning the
closest possible walk this side of heaven, rate your willingness to walk with
God, being led by the Holy Spirit.
we do to improve that score?
a time your character helped you make the right decision.
True character can only be built by a vital, living, and growing
relationship with God. If we are serious about becoming men of character that God
can count on each day, we must surrender our lives daily to the leading of His
Posted on Thu, January 21, 2016
by David Daly