The Character of Christ

Wednesday, February 25, 2004  5:10 a.m.

Dear Diary,

The character of Christ is manifested in Galatians 5:22, the fruit of the Spirit, and in I Corinthians chapter 13, the love chapter.  When you read I Corinthians 13 substitute the name of Jesus in place of the word charity.  Then you will see Christ-like love.  Galatians 5:22 gives us the ingredients for Christ to grow within us, making us like Himself, which is our allotment goal that we become like Christ.  Love, joy and peace are inward attitudes.  These attitudes are to remain regardless of our circumstances.  Longsuffering, gentleness and goodness are outward attitudes.  They are how we treat other people.  Faith, meekness and temperance involves our personal life as a believer.  God wants us to write the character of Christ on our heart.  He wants us to be filled with the Holy Spirit; and possess internal joy, godly attitudes, true thankfulness and submission to God.  All of these virtues are the character of Christ.

Thought for Today:  “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

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