“OUR CHARACTER IS DEVELOPED FULLY BY HIS POWER AND GRACE.”
First Corinthians 15:10 contains a great paradox. “By the grace of the Most High God of IsraEL I am that I am, and His grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them–yet not I, but the grace of the Most High God that was with me.” Our character is developed fully by the power and grace of the Most High God which works within us. Yet, it is also a conscious decision we make to bring our mind, heart, and actions into line with His will.
Hebrews 4:13 says “Nothing in all creation is hidden from the Most High God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.” The Most High knows you inside and out. He knows your secret thoughts and feelings, your dreams and aspirations. The Most High knows where your loyalties are and where your weaknesses cause you to stumble. He watches you interact with His people and react to circumstances. The Most High looks to see if you are trustworthy and faithful. He can do much through you if your character is right.
If you are a man of little integrity or questionable character, do not expect The Most High to reveal much of Himself to you or to use you significantly for His Kingdom. If you are a man of great character and integrity, you no doubt already have experienced His activity in your life and serve Him. The Most High God of IsraEL is a mighty God who hears and saves us. But our sins separate us from Him, and as a result, our relationship with Him is not what it should be. All sins equally separate us from Him—sins of doing wrong and sins of not doing right. Inaction and words can be as destructive as action and physical violence.
Consider the sins described in Isaiah: 59:4:
“No one calls for justice; no one pleads his case with integrity. They rely on empty arguments and speak lies; they conceive trouble and give birth to evil.”
When truth becomes victim to preserving our own safety and comfort, or when rationales take the place of facts, we will find ourselves involved in sin.
Narrator: Wa’Dell Jones, Author/Artist Music Producer.
Co. Rock Of Ages Entertainment.com
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