Maintain Good Character – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional November 14th

(Don’t Permit Any Negative Situation To Rub Off On You)

TO THE BIBLE: 2 Peter 1:5-7 MSG
“So don’t lose a minute in building on what you’ve been given, complementing your basic faith with good character, spiritual understanding, alert discipline, passionate patience, reverent wonder, warm friendliness, and generous love….”

Often times, you find people who allow their good character to be corrupted or negatively influenced by the bad behaviour or ill-treatment they receive from others.

For instance, someone could decide to stop greeting a neighbour because each time he greets that neighbour, he or she doesn’t answer.

To make such a decision would mean that you’re allowing someone’s bad behaviour change your good character. Never allow that happen to you.

If someone, like that unfriendly neighbour, took undue advantage of your good behaviour, it’s no justification for you to change from good to bad. Maintain your good character. Keep on being the nice, loving, and caring one; it will pay off.

The question to ask before making a decision to change your good behaviour should be, “Was it right for me to do what I did?” If it was right, then you shouldn’t change it simply because someone else doesn’t like it.

Don’t be moved by the negative actions, comments, or ill-treatment of others. Rather, respond in love to those who hurt or despitefully use you.

If you act this way, you’ll be protecting your own spirit and, at the same time, promoting love, harmony, and unity. Make the quality choice not to allow someone’s bad behaviour change your good character.

Go Deeper
Romans 12:2; Philippians 2:15

I refuse to allow the negative attitudes of others rub-off on me or change my disposition. I’m who God says I am; a bright light, shining in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation. With the Word of God, my mind is constantly renewed and I walk in God’s will for me.

Daily Bible Reading
Hebrews 11:17-40, Ezekiel 8-10
1 John 2:1-14, Ezekiel 45

Highlight below some good qualities that you have in Christ Jesus.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *