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Qualities That Commend You To God And The World

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"Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:" "So shalt thou find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man" Proverbs 3:3 - 4
Of course we have heard over and over again according to James epistle that friendship with the world is enmity with God and friendship with God is enmity with the world. Yes! Because the wicked ways of the world is diametrically opposite to the righteous ways of God. So the two can't work nor go together. That believers in Christ face persecution from the world for righteousness sake is no longer a new thing nor a big deal.
Yet with time and practice, we discover certain qualities can be cultivated and practiced that can endear abeliever to both God and man. Any wonder then that the likes of Billy Graham, Pastor E.A. Adeboye, Bishop David Oyedepo, Reverend Paul Jinadu and others can still walk with their head tall among the great and mighty of men and yet please God at the same time. Let us then take a look and these six qualities.
1). Humility Even the world detests the proud, the pompous and the arrogant. Nigerians will say it in their own parlance "that guy dey 'fumble' too much" And of course God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. James 4:6. When you are humble in conduct and conversation, you will not only be a friend of God, the people of the world will also like you and relate well witb you.
2). Generousity If you are open handed and liberal, God will love you "... a cheerful giver" and you will make a lot of friends among the people of the world. For everyone is a friend to him that give gifts according to the book of Proverbs. But when the opposite is your case, need we flog this issue further? It's better to allow sleeping dogs to lie.
3). Diligence When you are hardworking, your boss at work, even if he a pagan and atheist will love you and hate to lose you as a staff but would rather want to keep you. He will even be giving you incentives to keep motivating you to perform better. Same goes for your customers as an artisan or businessman. The faith of those customers notwithstanding. Same goes for God Who promised that a man diligent in his business will stand before kings and not mean men.
4). Moral Uprightness Even your neighbours as many of them that went on a journey, long or short, will sleep wherever they are with their eyes closed. Knowing that their wives and beautiful daughters are in safe hands. Same goes with God too, who will not spare one of his closest friends - David for breaking this moral code with the wife of one of his finest soldiers - Uriah. 5). Integrity No matter how wicked they at home or place of work, men and women of the world like those who keep their words to the letter. Same applies to God Who make His Own leadership by example as in keeping His words, promises and covenants and therefore expect others to keep their word to their fellow men or to Him as a vow, pledge or oath.
6). Honesty Even the people of world coined a proverb from it as "the best policy" Therefore will they go for and flow with any man who is honest and does not tell lies. But would rather say things as they are. Yes the world love and will even describe such man or woman as "plain and straightforward" God The Most High and Most Holy won't settle for less when it comes to the issues of honesty, truthfulness and uprightness of conduct. Any believer who lives by them will find great favour with Him. And of course with men.
7). Patience The people of the world can be very mischievous and cantercarous. But any who can be so gentle with them as to suffer their fools gladly will always daze and amaze them. Any who can tolerate their foolishness by being slow to anger and not touchy and reactive, they go on all their fours to eat from his hands! God too appreciate a lot those who can endure and be that meek. He promised that they will inherit the earth. The bottomline again is let not any who suffer as a result of falling short of these qualities claim he or she is being persecuted or suffering for Christ.
Rather, let such test and examine their ways and return to The Lord for He will abundantly pardon. And if you are even still afar off from The Commonwealth of Israel and The Kingdom of God, this time to draw near to Him and receive grace to repent so He can forgive you from your sins and save you. Then will you receive grace so abundant to effortlessly display these golden qualities above, that will endear you to God and man.


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