8203 character

8203 character

The moral and mental features that define a person, whether good or evil. The term also means moral strength, which Scripture regards as something to be highly valued.

The character of God

God is the Father of believers Eph 1:2 See also Gal 1:1; Col 1:12; 1Th 1:3; 1Th 3:13

God is good Ps 34:8 See also Ex 33:19; La 3:25; Mt 19:17 pp Mk 10:18; 2Pe 1:3

God is holy 1Sa 2:2 See also Lev 11:44-45; Isa 6:3; Isa 43:15; Eze 39:7; 1Pe 1:15; Rev 4:8

God is faithful Ps 36:5 See also Dt 7:9; 1Ki 8:56; Ps 89:2; Ps 146:6; La 3:23; 1Th 5:23-24

God is just and righteous Ro 3:25-26 See also 2Ch 12:6; Ps 33:5; Isa 30:18; Zep 3:5; Ac 17:31; Rev 16:5-6

God is loving Ps 145:17 See also Jn 3:16; Ro 5:8; Eph 2:4; Tit 3:4-5; Heb 12:6; 1Jn 4:7-10

God is merciful and compassionate Ps 86:15; Lk 1:50 See also Ne 9:31; Isa 63:7; La 3:22; Jnh 4:2; Lk 18:10-14; 2Co 1:3; Jas 5:11

The character of Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ possesses the exact likeness of God Heb 1:3 See also 2Co 4:4; Col 1:15

Jesus Christ is faithful Heb 3:6 See also 2Th 3:3; Heb 2:17; Rev 1:5; Rev 3:14

Jesus Christ is holy Mk 1:24 pp Lk 4:34 See also Lk 1:35; Jn 6:69; Heb 4:15; Rev 3:7

Jesus Christ is loving 2Co 5:14 See also Jn 15:9; Ro 8:35-39; 1Jn 3:16

The character of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is holy Ro 1:4 See also Ro 15:16; 1Co 6:19; Tit 3:5

The Holy Spirit is powerful Lk 4:14 See also Mic 3:8; Ac 1:8; Ro 15:13,19; 2Ti 1:7

The Holy Spirit is eternal Heb 9:14

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth, the Counsellor Jn 14:16-17 See also Jn 14:26; Jn 15:26; Jn 16:7

Character as a moral strength

Ro 5:3-4 See also Ru 3:11; Pr 12:4; Pr 31:10; Ac 17:11; 1Co 15:33

The character of believers

Believers should be compassionate Col 3:12 See also Ps 112:4; 1Pe 3:8

Believers should be humble 1Pe 5:5 See also Isa 29:19; Php 2:3; Col 3:12; 1Pe 3:8

Believers should be joyful Php 4:4 See also Ro 12:12; Ro 15:13; 1Th 5:16

Believers should be loving 1Jn 4:7 See also Gal 5:22; Col 3:14; 1Th 4:9

Believers should be content Php 4:11 See also 1Ti 6:6-8; Heb 13:5

Believers should be holy Dt 7:6; 1Pe 1:15-16 See also Ro 12:1-2; Col 3:12; Heb 12:14

Believers are to be poor in spirit Mt 5:3

Believers are to be meek Mt 5:5

Believers are to be merciful Mt 5:7 See also Lk 6:36; Ro 12:8; Jas 3:17

Believers are to be pure in heart Mt 5:8 See also 2Co 11:2-3; Php 1:10; 1Ti 5:22; 2Ti 2:22

See also

1010God, nature and qualities of
2003Jesus Christ, qualities of
3005Holy Spirit, qualities of
5034likeness
5765attitudes to people
6025sin & God’s character
7105believers
8114discipleship
8206Christlikeness
8273holiness, ethical aspects
8347spiritual growth
8428example