January 21-Character

January 21-Character

January 21: Character

 

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!

  1. On a 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.

  2. What can we do to improve that score?

  3. Describe 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 Holy Spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

3 comments (Add your own)

1. Ronal wrote:
May I correct your qsuotien; it is not Apostolic Churches who baptize in the name of Jesus, but non apostolic churches. Apostolic churches (Catholic, Orthodox etc) baptize as Jesus commanded (Matthew 28: 19). Protestants and Pentecostals have invented this new baptism which is anti-scriptural. Since they do everything against the word of God, this is no surprise. While Jesus commanded to pray in silence, they shout and blabber in the name of prayers. While Jesus commanded to do the will of his father to attain salvation, they teach that just faith in Jesus is enough for salvation. Don't marvel at their teachings for they do not represent God, but Devil in disguise.

Thu, August 2, 2012 @ 7:01 PM

2. Anton wrote:
aajivikako meso milauna marbuhumiko baluwama jindagika harafharu koriraheka shramjivi nepali dajubhaiharule bideshma dekhayeko sahityik jagarukta sachhi nai salam garna layakko chha. tapaiharuko prayasle nepali sahityalai euta naya aayam ra naya uchai diyeko chha.subinjiko abhibyakti shaili ramro chha tara kahikahi fela parne barnabinyasko kamjori daatma baluwa lage jasto bhayo. karyakramma bachan gariyeka anya kabitaharu pani sametnu bhayeko bhaye ramro hune thiyo. wish u all the best.

Thu, April 9, 2015 @ 2:50 PM

3. www.good2go.com wrote:
We listen to the news casters and people talk but when we read the words of our forefathers I am so grateful for thir faith. Even Jefferon whom people sy was not Christian, to look at his words how can we question his faith. He was man whore, what can we say he was human. No more a man whore than some of our man today. But he had faith even if he was a sinner and a rich sinner at that. He loved God and his country and was perfect for our country with Gods grace at the moment this country needed even in his imperfection. In our infinite minisculeaty when he needs us he will use us and only time can tell how and see His grandure. Can you imagine if he was never inspired to write these words. Did you know the use to pray for infighting and lucidity! As a group! Our forefathers! Pray for peace in our country, lucidity and infighting for our leaders.

Thu, April 16, 2015 @ 11:43 AM

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