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Virtuous – God's character from A to Z




I spent far too much time, especially in my younger years, seeking ideal role models. I’m not denying the value of positive figures, and I'm not dumping on mentors. Clearly, people of strong faith and character are both blessings and gifts in our lives. It’s just that we’re never gonna find a perfect example – except the Lord.

Surely, I’ve known good role models and poor ones. I’ve had great mentors and really ghastly ones. And (God help me.) I’ve likely been both on various occasions. We all disappoint. We disrespect. We grow discouraged. We harm and hurt – whether we mean to or not.



Not so with God.

God is virtuous. It’s who He is and always will be. He is holy and awesome and without compare.

I know I have mentioned this before. Here are a few examples:




 



It definitely bears repeating. God is virtuous. Everything He does is ultimately good and for good.

“But just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy.’” (1 Peter 1:15-16, NIV)


That’s a tall order. In fact, that’s higher than the tallest order can get. But that’s where He fills and empowers us with His own Spirit. That’s where God’s grace enters the picture. And that’s where He picks up the pieces of our brokenness each time we fall short, covers us with His own wholeness, and sets each of us up with a brand-new start.

Again and again and again.

God is virtuous. And He calls us to follow Him.



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