Christian Personality Development Lesson 2

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Personality And The Bible

You must always keep in mind that this is "Christian" personality development course. Consequently, all discussions would be based upon a Christian World-view.

World-view has many definitions. One of them is: "world-view" is that angle or outlook from which a person evaluates everything in past, present, and future.

The angle or outlook from which we evaluate things is an important part of our life. It is like a "scale" used for measuring everything. If the scale is right, the results would be right; if not, the results would be wrong. If the scale is too small (in comparison to the real one), the results would be exaggerated. If the scale is too large (in comparison to the real one), the result would be disappointingly be small. On the other hand, if the scale varies from time to time, the results would be totally chaotic !!

A Christian world-view is developed by going to Bible, which is the only source for spiritual truths. Contrary to what many people believe, Bible is NOT a closed book. Nor is it a book made up only of do’s and don’ts Rather, Bible is a dynamic book meant to enlighten people about all aspects of life — including personality!

Now write the answers of the following questions in your diary:

Q1- Read Psalms 119:99 "I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies [are] my meditation."

A-Upon what should we meditate:
B-How Does the above meditation affect one’s understanding:
C- What are some synonyms of "understanding" (check a dictionary/thesaurus if needed):
D- Do you think that a better "understanding" can improve a person’s over-all personality:

Q2- Psalms 111:10, "The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do [his commandments]: his praise endureth for ever." Proverbs 1:7, "The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge: [but] fools despise wisdom and instruction.

A- What is the factor acting as the beginning of wisdom

Q3- James 1:5, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him."

A- What is the practical step to be taken to acquire wisdom
B- Is giving liberally a part of God’s nature
C- Does God place any limits upon the wisdom that He promises to grant His prayerful children

Record these answers in a diary for checking them at the end of this course.


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4 comments for “Christian Personality Development Lesson 2

  1. July 19, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    just enjoying reading the lessons joannostrander

  2. Vivek kumar kalarikal
    July 31, 2010 at 2:21 pm

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  3. Lucy Tang
    July 12, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Do not understand fully … what is fear? what is considered as fear in the sight of God? How to ask for wisdom? Many a time i thought i understand and yet cannot understand many happenings..

  4. David Strom
    July 20, 2014 at 5:30 am

    In the book of Job, the lord says Job was a perfect man on the basis of two things, that he was upright in heart, and he feared the Lord and eschewed evil. I think to fear the Lord means not to allow yourself to commit to evil. This also is said to be the beginning of all wisdom.

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