Seeds of Greatness or Weeds of Destruction
We as people are very goal oriented. We live with agenda books with list of goals and tasks that need to be completed. All of these are very good but are they what is most important?
God recognizes our need for goals but His purposes go far beyond our accomplishments and tasks to the development of character. We focus on tasks instead of on character. We promote image but lack substance.
No wonder the book of revelation speaks of the people worshipping the image of the beast.
This last election shows us how far this country has moved from the values that made this nation great.
Gary Hart could not survive the Character issue in the eyes of the public. Richard Nixon could not survive the Character issue in the eyes of the nation. But today we turn the other way. We even ignore the fact that the man that wrote the family values platform for the Clinton administration was himself unfaithful. But we are more concerned with the image than the character.
Texaco settles its violations out of court in hopes to bury the problem and restore its tarnished image.
The word is not sin and forgiveness but rather damage control and pay off.
The concern is image not character.
Image is what is seen in public but character is what is done in private. Image is what people perceive but character is what God sees.
Image is illusion.
Character is real.
In the late 1800's, a distinguished member of the British Parliament traveled to Scotland to give a speech. On the way, his carriage became hopelessly mired in the thick mud of a rural road. A young Scottish farm boy suddenly appeared on the scene with a team of large draft horses. He quickly had the carriage out of its dilemma and ready to resume the journey.
The gentle man insisted on paying the young man, but the lad refused. He was simply being a good neighbor-and neighbors help eac ...
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