Notes and Scriptures:
" And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. Luke 2:52
Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name.
I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And I will glorify Your name forevermore. Psalm 86:11-12
Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day. Psalm 25:4-5
Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character 1 Corinthians 15:33
To be of good Character means that one's traits, actions, and emotional response are in line with the nature and Character of the Lord.
Character-the mental and moral qualities of a person.
A person's Thoughts will shape your Character.
A person is in bondage to whatever he submits to.
Integrity: Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code. When you combine Character and integrity, here's what you get: Character is one's moral and ethical code, and integrity means that one lives according to that code. Thus, someone who lives with integrity lives according to their moral values.
The Bible has much to say about spiritual integrity, honesty, and living a blameless life. It also speaks of sincerity, loyalty, obedience, Character, and maintaining consistency under pressure. These qualities are all prerequisites for Christian leadership.
Traits: distinguishing qualities of characteristics
Traits: Integrity, Honesty, Truthful, responsibility, respect, love, joy, peace.
Sanctification is growth. It is the continuous change or transformation worked by God in freeing us from habits and forming Christlike affection, disposition, and virtues. Sanctification is transformation!
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (emancipation from bondage, freedom). And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever-increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:17-18