CHARACTER: A Chip Off The Old Block
Romans 5:3-4 says, "We also glory in our sufferings and tests because we know that suffering produces PERSEVERANCE. And perseverance produces CHARACTER. And our character eventually gives us HOPE." It's interesting that in the Greek, the same word that is used for "CHARACTER," can be defined as "a statue." We know that a statue is often made when it is pounded upon by the hands of a skillful sculptor. And so it is with us, our Heavenly Sculptor chips away parts of us that hide the image of Jesus Christ in our lives.
I recorded this message in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the principles are true no matter what crisis comes into life. With some impacting stories and key Scriptures, I attempt to cement in the lives of my students the lessons that are being "chiseled" into their lives.