Defining Character

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Philippians 2:12-13 (NIV)

Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.

It has been said the definition of character is

Doing what is right when nobody is looking.

The problem with the statement is that everybody wants to define what “doing right” is by their own standards and almost everybody’s idea of what is “right” is wrong.

I would like to add to the definition for the purpose of clarity

Character is following the leading of the Holy Spirit by submitting to the Lordship of Jesus Christ even when no one is looking.

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