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Bible verses for building Biblical Character qualities
Alertness: Mark 14:38, Acts 20:31, 1 Cor. 16:13, 1 Thess. 5:6 to those around for right response versus unawareness
Attentiveness: Heb. 2:1 undivided attention to words, emotions and actions versus unconcern
Availability: Phil. 2:20-21 put others needs before my own schedule versus self-centeredness
Boldness: Acts 4:29 confident that what I say or do is right in the sight of God versus fearfulness
Cautiousness: Prov. 19:2 knowing how important right timing is in accomplishing right actions versus rashness
Contentment: 1 Tim. 6:8 realizing God has provided everything that I need for happiness versus covetousness
Compassion: 1 John 3:17 investing in care and concern for others versus indifference
Creativity: Rom. 12:2 approaching a need or help with ideals and new perspective versus under-achieving
Decisiveness: James1:5 the ability to finalize difficult decisions based on the ways and will of God versus double-mindedness, inflexibility, dominance
Deference: Rom. 14:21 limit my right and freedom in order not to offend those has called me to serve versus rudeness
Dependability: Ps. 15:4 fulfilling what I consented to do even if it means an unexpected
sacrifice versus inconsistency
Diligence: Col. 3:23 completing each assignment and task versus slothfulness, selfishness
Discernment: 1 Samuel 12:16:7 the God-given ability to understand why things happen versus judgment, snoopiness.
Discretion: Prov. 22:3 the ability to avoid words, actions, and attitudes which could result in
undesirable consequences versus simple-mindedness, secretiveness
Determination: 2 Tim. 4:7-8 proposing to accomplish God’s plans and goals in His timing
regardless of the opposition versus faint-hearted
Endurance: Gal. 6:9 inward strength to withstand stress in accomplishing God’s best versus
Enthusiasm: 1 Thess. 5:16 & 19 expressing with my spirit the joy in my soul versus apathy
Faith; Heb. 11:1 visualizing what God intends to do in a situation and acting in harmony with it
versus presumption
Flexibility: Col. 3:2 not setting my affections or plans which could be changed by God or others versus self-centeredness
Forgiveness: Eph. 4:32 clearing the record of those who have offended or wronged me and
allow God to love them through me versus rejection, permissiveness, weakness
Generosity: 2 Cor. 9:6 realizing that all I have belongs to God and using it for His purposes
versus stinginess
Gentleness: 1 Thess. 2:7 showing personal care and concern in meeting the need of others
versus harshness
Gratefulness: 1 Cor. 4:7 making known to God and others in what ways they have benefited my life versus ungratefulness, flattery
Honesty: upright conduct, a moral rectitude to conform to justice, fairness, truth, and correct
moral principles versus truthfulness
Honor: Honor thy father and mother Eph. 6:2; to esteem, an expression of respect, high
estimation of words, actions, and testimony, dignity, reverence, reputation versus disrespect,
Hospitality: cheerfully sharing food, shelter, and spiritual refreshment with those God brings
into my life versus loneliness, ingratiating, cliquish
Humility: James 4:6 recognizing that God and others are actually responsible for the
achievement in my life, a major quality of a leader, not arrogant, is teachable and able to admit wrong versus pride, ego can be one of the most self-destructive character qualities.
Initiative: Rom. 12:21 recognizing and doing what needs to be done before I am asked versus unresponsiveness.
Integrity: Prov. 11:3, 19:1, 20:7 integrity shall guide the walk of the just and upright versus
Joyfulness: Ps. 16:11 the spontaneous enthusiasm of my spirit when my soul is in fellowship
with God versus self-pity
Justice: Micah 6:8 personal responsibility to God’s unchanging views versus fairness
Loyalty: John 15:13 using difficult times to demonstrate my commitment to God and those
whom He has given me to serve versus unfaithfulness, disloyalty; independent spirit, uses
people, Phil. 2:20-21,
Love: 1 Cor. 13:3 giving to others basic needs without having as my motive personal reward
versus selfishness and indifference. The ultimate goal is genuine love 1 Tim. 1:5
Meekness: Ps. 6:2-5 yielding my personal rights and expectations to God versus anger
Obedience: the freedom to be creative under the protection of divinely appointed authority versus willfulness
Orderliness: 12 Cor. 14: 40 preparing myself and my surroundings so that I will achieve the greatest efficiency versus disorganization
Patience: Rom. 5:3-4 accepting a difficult situation from God without giving Him a deadline to
remove it versus restlessness, permissive
Persuasiveness: 2 Tim. 2:24 guiding vital truths around another’s mental roadblocks versus
Punctually: Ecc. 3:1 showing high esteem for others and their time versus tardiness,
impatience, intolerance
Resourcefulness: Luke 16:10 wise use of that which others would normally overlook or discard versus wastefulness, manipulating, scheming
Responsibility: Rom. 14:12 knowing and doing what both God and others are expecting from me versus unreliability
Reverence: Prov. 23:17-18 awareness of how God is working through the people and events in my life to produce the chartered of Christ in me versus disrespect
Security: John 6:27 structuring my life around that which is eternal and cannot be destroyed or taken away versus anxiety
Self-control: Gal. 5:24-25 instant obedience to initial promptings of God’s Spirit versus self-indulgence
Sincerity: 2 Peter 1:22 eagerness to do what is right with transparent motives versus hypocrisy
Sensitivity: Rom. 12:15 exercising my senses so that I can perceive the true spirit and emotions of those around me versus callousness, easy offended overly emotional
Thoroughness: Prov. 18:15 knowing what factors will diminish the effectiveness of my work or words if neglected versus incompleteness
Thriftiness: Luke 16:11 not letting myself or others spend that which is not necessary versus.
Tolerance: Phil. 2:2 acceptance of others as unique expressions of specific character qualities in varying degrees of maturity versus prejudice
Truthfulness: Eph. 4:25 Earning future trust by accurately reporting the facts versus deception
Virtue: 2 Peter 1:5 the moral excellence and purity of spirit and soul that radiates from life as I obey God’s Word versus impurity
Wisdom: Prov. 9:10 understanding revelation from God. Seeing and responding to life
situations from God’s frame of reference vs. natural inclinations

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