Character Comment – Our Daily Life, Part 4

We are continuing with the fourth installment of “Our Daily Life” by Timothy Shay Arthur, continuing with the theme, life’s common experiences towards developing godly character. Arthur Shay closed Part 3 by saying, There is no useful employment which does not afford the means and opportunities for the formation of a virtuous and excellent character. The youth of either gender, whether at...
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Character Comment – Our Daily Life, Part 3

We continue with the theme of life’s common experiences from an article by Timothy Shay Arthur. Arthur made an interesting observation in Part 2: “If the Creator, in his wisdom, had seen fit, He might have so formed us that we should need no clothing, no food, and no habitation.” Think about our Lord’s statement in Matthew 6: “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap...
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Character Comment – Our Daily Life, Part 2

We continue with the theme of life’s common experiences from an article by Timothy Shay Arthur. This is an insightful article which I think you will find instructive for our blessed task as Character Advocates. Last week, Part 1 concluded this way: We are planted amidst these [earthly] cares, as the seed is planted in the ground; and for the same reason, that we may come in contact with,...
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Character Comment – Our Daily Life, Part 1

We are picking up the theme of life’s common experiences from an article entitled “Our Daily Life” by Timothy Shay Arthur. This popular 19th-century American author’s most famous work, Ten Nights in a Bar-Room and What I Saw There (1854), was a novel that showed the evils of alcohol. He authored dozens of stories for Godey’s Lady’s Book, a popular American monthly...
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Character Comment – Life’s Common Experiences

Greetings, fellow Character Advocates: I trust you had a blessed and refreshing holiday with family and friends. I wonder if any of you watched It’s a Wonderful Life this season. Fanciful yes, and a little moralistic, but the story conveys a significant message about the importance of each individual and the way each life has an impact. One of my favorite characters in Scripture is Ananias;...
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