REWARDS OF CHARACTER
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The lovely Brande Wilkerson is an amazingly creative and talented woman of God who lives and breathes and desires to be more like Christ. She is a dear friend to me whom I love very much! ♥
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REWARDS OF CHARACTER by Brande Wilkerson
Everyone wants to be a good person. Every man is right in his own eyes the Lord says, but he also tries and sees the heart of man. Who we really are on the inside, what our character contains. What is character about? Blameless Character is the closest to perfection we can get on earth. Adopting the character of Jesus Christ, and seeking him and learning everything about his life should be our #1 focus.. The more we become like him the better person we can become.
How do you develop Christlike character? Jesus was God in the flesh..but as a man of flesh here on earth he was also a man of perfect character. He was a man of peace, a man of love, he promoted peace and good in every way.
Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. NIV Another version says
Turn away from evil and do what is right! Strive for peace and promote it! Prov 34:14
God tells us what to seek & run after. Character is not something we can seek, the spirit of the Lord himself develops our character. He tell us to seek PEACE & pursue it. It does not say seek perfection, success, fortune, fame, promotion or status. Actually the word addresses that as well and tells us he makes a way for all of those things by us being teachable willing to heed and walk in his wisdom and understanding.
” For the LORD gives wisdom: out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding. He lays up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. He keeps the paths of judgment, and preserves the way of his saints. …
What does wisdom have to do with character?..it builds it! Wisdom is more precious than rubies, the word says. IT IS OF GREAT WORTH! It protects us, leads us, and develops us.When we apply it by faith, we activate the rewards of it as well in our lives. When we seek peace and pursue it, we get WISDOM and so much more in return! What are the rewards of those who walk in peace? “He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless” Prov 2:7
What causes us to enter into promotion or success is a blameless walk before the Lord. What does blameless mean?
Blameless: free of guilt; not subject to blame; “has lived a blameless life”; “of irreproachable character”; “an unimpeachable reputation”
Irreproachable Character,guilt free and with a unimpeachable reputation! I WANT THIS CHARACTER! With this comes a character of Trust, Righteousness and truth. What does this type of character gain us in this world?…Influence and favor with man and God,a position of honor, trust, a KINGLY Priesthood in heaven! The ultimate goal of our lives..should be to imitate and apply the word to gain the impeccable character of Christ in our own lives! To do that we must start with the steps of turning from evil, seeking peace and pursuing it. Above all things get wisdom, and work out your situations in a blameless & righteous way so others see and notice your source of character. The character that only comes from following the life of the man Jesus Christ.