The Impact of Character – CAC Living Water Devotional
THE LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
TOPIC: THE IMPACT OF CHARACTER (1)
Read Proverbs 22:1-6
1 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favor rather than silver and gold.
2 The rich and the poor have this in common, The LORD is the maker of them all.
3 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, But the simple pass on and are punished.
4 By humility and the fear of the LORD Are riches and honor and life.
5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; He who guards his soul will be far from them.
6 Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law (Galatians 5:22-23)
A man’s true nature is revealed through his character. Most times, we try to introduce ourselves by our mouths, but in a short while, our actions show our true pictures and what stuff we are made of.
Proverbs 22:6 admonishes parents to ‘Train up the child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it’. This calls for imbibing good and godly character in the child from the beginning, because character is what we grow with. As the child grows up, the encounters and experiences come together to form the character.
It is one of those critical factors that project our images, destinies, and reputations. Most times, we struggle to take care of our reputation, but the truth is: Take care of your character and your reputation will take care of itself. This should be clearly presented in an understandable way to the child even from the womb. What is impressed on the child, at this stage remains indelible till death.
The believer’s character should be the product of the fruit of the Spirit. This reflects in our relationship with others, both in and outside the faith, and to God (Gal 5:24-25). A man’s character is what reveals his name and vision. Elijah is called a radical prophet based on his character. Moses was called the meekest man based on his character (Num. 12:3).
What are you called based on your character? A good name is better than wealth (Prov. 22:1).
Don’t forget: with your character, you are writing history; history that would be read both in your life time and after you have gone to eternity. If you are to objectively read the history your character is writing, sincerely speaking, would you be happy with the assessments of both God and fellow humans? There is still time to do the needful before it is too late.
- O Lord, may my life be a good reflection of Your Person and Power.
- Lord, destroy those attitudes in my life that do not glorify You.
- Pray for parents to be able to train their children in the fear of the Lord.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY:
2 Kings 5:16 – 7:18; John 9:27 – 10:7
Author: CAC WORLDWIDE