Quick Menu

 Character Building




School has reconvened for most of our children and their learning processes will be activated again as they sit in classrooms hearing facts and figures.  Of course, they need this education to succeed in this world, but there is something even more important than learning in a classroom; and that is learning how to have good character. 

So while the children learn from teachers, parents are striving themselves to learn to develop good character so they can teach those principals to their children.  Good character begins with having a good conscience toward God and obedience to His word.  I hope these thoughts will remind all of us to achieve the highest excellence ourselves so we are prepared to instill it in our children

In today’s life we tend to busy ourselves with things that, we know or feel, need to be accomplished.  No matter how busy we are if we do not focus on who we are, our character will never be developed.  What develops good character? And how do you know when you have developed your character fully?

If you really want to develop your character, you will have to be sincere with yourself and determine today that you want to live by the faith of the Son of God.  What develops good character?

In Proverbs, we learn about character.  We learn what makes a good character and what makes a bad one.  Proverbs articulately describes in detail how to tell if a person is of good character and the traits of someone that is a bad character.  If you want to live a life of good character you will need to search and apply God’s word.

I would suggest reading stories about Joseph and David, reading the Proverbs of Solomon each month.  Taking notes while you read is a good way to remember things that stand out to you.

Good character is developed day-by-day, line upon line, and precept upon precept.  Your life is in constant motion; you will do well to make it your life’s ambition to develop and build your spirit-being all the days of your life.  There is a scripture in Isaiah that says, “Behold I will lay your stones with colorful gems and lay your foundations with sapphires.  I will make your pinnacles of rubies, your gates of crystal and all your walls of precious stones.”  This is a beautiful picture and to know that the foundation of your spiritual life is made complete so that you will be able to be filled with tremendous strength and worthy of such wonderful information.

Through the pages of life you will find that each stone of your old life is torn down and your new character is rebuilt with all the preciousness of God’s word.  Remember that we are striving to build our character.  In the book of Galatians chapter 5 verses 22-26, we find the fruit of the Spirit.  I imagine that when you are born again, seeds of the fruit of the Spirit are deposited into your Spirit and as you grow in the Lord the fruit of Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-control grow inside you, branching out into every thought, every action, and every good work.

Remember that God is Light and in him is no darkness at all. If we develop our character and grow strong in the Lord we become God-pleasers; we remain in Him. His ways are truly made known unto those that will believe.

"Many a man's reputation would not know his character, if they met on the street."  --Elbert Hubbad

~~Freddy Roark~~








Quick Menu

Home / Delores' Home Page / Freddy's Home Page

A Walk in the Word

Friends' Pens / Poetry Corner

Haring Impairment

Study Helps


copyright There's Good News September 2006


Hit Counter