12 THINGS TO REMEMBER IN 2012 (5)
I resume my series under this heading. Not that we don’t know these things but once in a while, we all tend to forget. And we need to be reminded, which is why I am doing this. As 2012 rolls to its end, you need to remember again (1) the value of time, (2) the success of perseverance, (3) the pleasure of working, (4) the dignity of simplicity. Today I will remind you of the worth of character.
When it comes to character, one person who we should listen to is Solomon, ancient king of Israel. He had, you will agree with me, more than his fair share of fame, wealth and good reputation. So whatever he has to say in comparing the two issues of fame and character holds water.
The Worth of CHARACTER
Before you throw it all away today, be reminded of the worth of your character:
“A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches…” (Proverbs 22:1)
“A good name is better than precious ointment…” (Ecclesiastes 7:1)
Ingenuity brings admiration. Wealth brings envy. Power brings fear. Only character generates trust!
Horace Greeley, the poet wrote:
Fame is a vapor
Popularity an accident
Riches take wings
Only one thing endures –
“Take heed to yourself…for in doing this you will save…yourself…” (1 Timothy 4:16) Character stands long after charisma and reputation are gone. “Good character is the best insurance; crooks get trapped in their sinful lust:” (Proverbs 11:6 The Message)
Question: What kind of character choices are you making today? Have a pleasant weekend!
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