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Today’s Opportunity To Grow Toward Christ-Noble Character

December 21st, 2011

JOHN SHIRK – To have noble character is to possess qualities of high moral character such as courage, generosity, or honor.

When God sent Jesus to the world, He chose Joseph and Mary to raise Him in their home.  They were not perfect, but they were persons of noble character.  Mary was a virgin who was willing to serve God by carrying Jesus to birth. Joseph was a righteous man who would become a loving husband and father and look after the well-being of his family. When the time was right, their character was in place to be used of God with a heavenly mission.

Living with high moral character is God’s will for our lives too. Colossians 3:12 says, “As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

Noble character is a quality that enables us to represent Jesus in the world today.

John Shirk


  1. December 28th, 2011 at 11:50 | #1

    A few months ago a friend of mine gave me a poem to read entitled “I Have a Noble Father” after the death of my dad on 3/1/11. It was such a help to read the words which I knew to be true of my wonderful dad. He was a loving, faithful spouse to my mom and an awesome dad to my seven siblings and myself. He wasn’t perfect but he indeed was of noble character. The words you write are so true, having noble character is one way to represent Jesus Christ in our everyday living. Thanks for the reminder! May God continue to bless you and WJTL in 2012!

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