“Character” – is the attributes, qualities, traits, or features that make up an individual.

Heb 13:5       Why should our character be free from the love of money, being content with what we have?

Is your character free from loving money and being content with what you have, and why?

 

Rom. 5:3-5       About what does proven character produce/result in/bring?

And hope (confident expectation that God will see us through) does not disappoint because God has already shown us His love by giving us the Holy Spirit as a guarantee of our going to heaven.

Aren’t you glad that your persevering through trials brings about proven character, and why?

 

 – A proverb is a general truth. –

Prov. 3:13-18, 24; 8:1, 35

What character trait(s) gain/profit/result in a person getting longevity, riches, honor (Prov. 3:16), peace (Prov. 3:17), happiness (Prov. 3:18), good sleep (Prov. 3:24), favor from the Lord (Prov. 8:1, 35), and strength/determination (Prov. 24:5)?

 

Is wisdom (the practical insight/understanding and best application of knowledge to situations) part of your character?

How did you determine your answer?

 

And if not, what do you plan to do about it (Psa. 119:97-100; Prov. 13:20; 8:33)?

 

And do you honestly believe that wisdom is better than gold, silver, and jewels, and why?

 

Prov. 2:7     To whom is the LORD a shield/protector?

 

Is your life consistently lived in integrity/honesty/firm adherence to biblical values and principles, not lying, being fake, or insincere?

How did you determine your answer?

If it isn’t, how do you plan to live a life of integrity?

 

Prov. 2:11-16

What character traits will guard and deliver you from getting involved in evil and with evil people, Prov. 2:11?

 

Are discretion (making responsible and proper decisions) and understanding (mentally and/or spiritually grasping the nature, significance, explanation, and/or consequences of things or people) part of your character?

How did you determine you answer?

 

If they aren’t, how do you plan to acquire them?

 

Prov. 29:18; 3:1-2    What character trait results in happiness, longevity and peace?

 

Is obedience to God’s law/commandments a part of your character?

How did you determine your answer?

 

If it isn’t, what do you plan to do about it, and how soon?

 

Prov. 3:3-4; 25:21-22

Having kindness (a good desire, favor, or benefit toward another) and truth (factualness) as a part of your character will result in what?

 

Are you known for these character qualities?

How did you determine your answer?

If they aren’t, what do you plan to do about it, and how?

 

Prov. 16:20; 28:25; 29:25; 3:5-6

Who is blessed and will prosper and be exalted/elevated and attain his/her appointed goals?

 

Do you trust in the LORD with all your heart and acknowledge Him in all you do, and why?

 

If not, what should you do so that you will?

 

Prov. 19:23; 28:14; 3:7-8

What character trait leads to quality living, peaceful sleeping, being blessed/prospered, and healthier living?

 

Do you fear/reverence the LORD (by hating sin, Prov. 8:13, and obeying God’s Word, Deut. 17:19) as a way of life?

If not, what do you plan to do about it, how, and when?

 

Prov. 3:32           With whom is the LORD intimate?

 

Is uprightness (strict adherence to moral/biblical principles) part of your character?

If you want the Lord to be intimate with you, what do you plan to do about it?

 

Prov. 3:33; 10:6; 11:28, 31; 13:21

Whom will the LORD bless/prosper/flourish (Prov. 3:33; 10:6; 11:28; 13:21) and reward in the earth (Prov. 11:31)?

 

And who is bold, sings, and rejoices (Prov. 28:1; 29:6)?

 

Is righteousness (doing right and being right with God) a part of your character?

If not, what do you plan to do about it, and how?

 

Prov. 11:24-25; 14:21; 19:17; 22:9

Who will be prosperous/blessed, happy, and repaid by God?

 

Is generosity a part of your character, and why?

 

If not, what do you plan to do about it?

 

Prov. 12:2; 14:14    Who will obtain favor from the LORD and be satisfied with his life?

 

Is goodness (being and doing that which is morally/biblically right and/or beneficial) part of your character?

If not, what do you plan to do about it, how, and when?

 

Prov. 18:12; 29:23     What character quality brings a person honor?

 

Is humility (a realistic view of ourselves as found in the Bible, that being, a depraved sinner whose abilities, skills, talents, gifts, and natural endowments come from God and in honor gives preference to fellow Christians) a part of your character?

How did you determine your answer?

 

What should you do to acquire humility (Eph. 5:18; Phil. 2:3-4)?

 

Prov. 21:5    To what does diligence and planning lead?

 

Is diligence (energetic effort and determination in the things you do) a part of your character rather than laziness, and why (2 Pet. 1:10; Rom. 12:10-11)?

 

If not, what do you plan to do about it, and how?

 

Prov. 22:1     What is to be more desired than great riches?

 

Why do you think a good name/reputation because of good character is to be desired more than being rich?

 

Do you agree with what God says in this proverb, and why?

 

Prov. 28:10    What character trait will result in inheriting good?

 

Do you view yourself as being blameless (not sinless, but rejecting sin as a way of life and accepting/living God’s way instead)?

How did you determine your answer?

 

Prov. 28:13    Who will find compassion (from God)?

 

Do you hide your sins or confess and forsake them, and why?

 

If you’ve been hiding them, what do you plan to do about it now?

 

Prov. 28:16      Who will prolong his days?

 

Do you hate dishonesty and thievery?

If so, in what way, or why?

 

Prov. 28:19     Who will have plenty of food?

 

Are you known by other people as hard-working?

If not, what do you specifically plan to do about it, and how soon?

 

Prov. 28:20     Who will abound with blessings (prosperity/good)?

 

Do people see you as a faithful person or irresponsible/not dependable, and why?

 

If you are not faithful, what things could you specifically do in order to be faithful?

 

Prov. 1:19      Who has his life taken away, whether by death or by prison?

 

Is your character flawed by thievery?

If so, what do you plan to do to change, and why?

 

Prov. 6:9-11; 20:13      What character trait leads to poverty and need?

 

Do you and/or other people see you as being lazy, and why?

 

If so, what do you plan to do about it, and how soon (Eccles. 9:10; Rom. 12:11; Titus 2:14; Prov. 12:27)?

 

Prov. 6:12-15; 28:1

Who will have calamity (misery caused by major misfortune) and brokenness suddenly come upon him/her (Prov. 6:12) as well as have a guilty, fearful conscience (Prov. 28:1)?

 

Is your life characterized by wickedness (sin; being very bad morally)?

If so, what are you going to do to change this?

 

Prov. 6:26-29, 32; 10:10, 22-23

What character trait results in being harmed, punished, and/or destroyed/killed?

 

Specifically, how can a person change if sexual immorality is characteristic of his/her life (2 Tim. 2:22)?

 

Prov. 11:24; 28:27      In what will stinginess result?

 

How can a stingy person learn to be generous?

 

Prov. 12:2      Who will God condemn?

 

How can a person whose mind thinks about committing a particular sin think about doing good instead?

 

Prov. 12:8       Who will be despised/strongly disliked/detested?

 

Specifically how can a person with a perverse/corrupt/stubborn mind change to having a pure, co-operative, loving mind (Eph. 5:18; Rom. 12:2; Phil. 4:8)?

 

Prov. 14:14     Who will have his fill of his own ways?

 

What can the person who falls away from God because of sin/disobedience do to change in order to get back into fellowship with God and live a godly/obedient life (1 Jn. 1:9; Eph. 5:18; Rom. 13:14)?

 

Prov. 15:25; 29:23        Who will God punish, tear down his house/possessions, and bring low to destruction?

 

What should a prideful person do to make humility the characteristic of his/her life (Rom. 12:3, 10, 16; Eph. 5:18; Col. 3:12)?

 

Prov. 17:11; 28:9

What character trait results in a cruel messenger being sent against him and his prayers being an abomination to God?

 

What should a rebellious person do in order to make submissiveness and co-operation the character traits of his/her life (Eph. 5:18, 21)?

 

Prov. 17:20       Who falls into evil (trouble; calamity)?

 

What should a person who is perverted/corrupted in his/her language (e.g., swears/curses, uses crude, gross, insensitive language) do to change to being wholesome and edifying in his/her speech (Eph. 5:18; 4:29)?

 

Prov. 19:9      Who will perish/die prematurely?

 

Is your reputation that of being a liar?

How can a liar gain the reputation of being truthful and, therefore, trusted (Eph. 4:25; Col. 3:9)?

 

Prov. 19:16      Who will die?

 

What should a person who is careless/negligent in how he lives (not concerned about being obedient to God) do to change in order to be conscientious about being obedient to God (Eph. 5:15, 18)?

 

Prov. 19:19; 29:22    Who will repeatedly get into trouble, have to pay for it, and abound in sin?

 

How should a hot-tempered person change so as to have a patient character and not repeatedly get into trouble, sin, and pay for it (Eph. 5:18; James 1:19; Prov. 29:8)?

 

Prov. 19:29    Who will get blows/beatings as a result of their bad character?

 

What should a fool (one who is reckless, senseless, stupid, flippant, stubborn, and morally worthless) do to change and become wise (Psa. 119:97-100; Prov. 13:20; 8:33)?

 

Prov. 20:17    Food obtained through dishonesty/falsehood will eventually lead to what?

 

If a person’s dishonest character eventually leads to a disgusting life, what should he/she do to change so as to be known as a person of honesty (Eph. 5:18; Rom. 12:17; 1 Pet. 2:12)?

 

Prov. 21:7     In what will a violent character result?

 

If a violent person doesn’t want to be dragged away to jail or punishment of some kind, what he/she do to change his/her character to one of calmness and patience (Eph. 5:18; Col. 3:12-13)?

 

Prov. 25:9-10     In what will being a blabbermouth (not keeping confidentialities) result?

 

If you don’t want to be rebuked and have a bad reputation as a blabbermouth, what should you do to change so as to be known as a person who keeps confidences (Prov. 11:13; 20:19; 13:3; James 1:26)?

 

Prov. 28:8      What will happen to the greedy person who gets rich by charging people exorbitant interest?

 

What should the greedy person do to change so as to have a giving/generous character (Eph. 5:18; Phil. 2:3-4; 2 Cor. 9:6-7; Gal. 6:10)?

 

Prov. 28:10    What will happen to the person who is a bad influence on godly people?

 

If you don’t want to be trapped by your own evil devises/sins, what should you do so as to have good character and be a good influence on others (Eph. 5:18; Col. 3:12-14)?

 

Prov. 28:14     What will happen to the person who has a hardened/calloused heart to obeying God?

 

If you don’t want to fall into misery and great misfortune, how should you change a hardened heart to one of receptivity and eagerness to obey God’s commands (1 Pet. 5:6; James 4:7)?

 

Prov. 28:19     In what will following empty pursuits (self-centered fantasies/day-dreaming) result?

 

Are you known as a lazy day-dreamer?

If so, what do you need to do so that you’ll be known as a hard-working realist (Eccles. 9:10)?

 

Prov. 28:20     Who will be punished (by the courts, poverty, or both)?

 

Instead of having a life characterized by being involved in get-rich-quick schemes, gambling, or dishonest/illegal ways, what should this person do to have good character (Titus 2:12)?

 

Prov. 29:1

What will happen to the person who is stubborn about not dealing with (ceasing from) his/her sins after repeatedly being confronted/corrected about them suffer?

 

Before it’s too late by having some tragedy strike, what should the stubborn person do to change his/her character to one of receptivity and appreciation to people who correct him/her regarding sin in his/her life (Eph. 5:18; Rom. 12:16; Prov. 12:15; 19:20)?

 

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