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A Life of Character

By J.R. Miller

Table of Contents

   Chapter 1 - The Building of Character - The building of character is the most important business of life. It matters little what works a man may leave in the world; his real success is measu
   Chapter 2 - Unfinished Life Building - "This fellow began to build--and was not able to finish!" Luke 14:30 We are all builders. We may not erect any house or temple on a city street for
   Chapter 3 - The Making of Character - "A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold." Proverbs 22:1 We ought to seek to gather in this w
   Chapter 4 - The Influence of Companionship - "He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm." Proverbs 13:20 The power of one person's life over another's, is so
   Chapter 5 - Getting Help from Criticism - Perfection in life and character, should be the aim of every Christian. Our prayer should ever be, to be fashioned into spotless beauty. No matter wha
   Chapter 6 - Our Undiscovered Faults - "How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from my hidden faults." Psalms 19:12 The Bible speaks of sins of ignorance. So there a
   Chapter 7 - What is Consecration? - "Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual
   Chapter 8 - Making Life a Song - "Let the saints rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds." Psalm 149:5 It is a great thing to write a song that endures. To have compos
   Chapter 9 - The Beauty of the Lord - "Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us!" Psalm 90:17 When Charles Kingsley was dying, he seemed to have a glimpse of the heavenly splendor
   Chapter 10 - Getting Christ's Touch - "Again Jesus said--Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you." John 20:21 There was wonderful power in the touch of Christ whe
   Chapter 11 - The Blessing of Weakness - "But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my w
   Chapter 12 - The Strength of Quietness - "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be tha
   Chapter 13 - The Blessing of Patience - "May the Lord direct Your hearts into the love of God, and into the patience of Christ." 2 Thessalonians 3:5 This is a blessing which all of us wou
   Chapter 14 - As it is in Heaven - "May Your will be done on earth--as it is in heaven." Matthew 6:10 "As it is in heaven" is the standard which the Lord's Prayer sets for us--in doi
   Chapter 15 - The Shadows We Cast - "For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself." Romans 14:7 Every one of us casts a shadow. There hangs about us, a sort of a strang
   Chapter 16 - On the Bearing of Our Burden - "Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me, because I am gentle and
   Chapter 17 - Judging Others - "Do not judge--or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured
   Chapter 18 - Other People - "So in everything, do unto others--what you would have them do unto you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets." Matthew 7:12 There are other p
   Chapter 19 - Loving Your Neighbor - "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Mark 12:31 Definitions are important. Who is my neighbor? What is it to love my neighbor? If we can mak
   Chapter 20 - The Cost of Being a Friend - "We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God--but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to u
   Chapter 21 - The Sin of Being a Discourager - "So I made up my mind that I would not make another painful visit to you." 2 Corinthians 2:1 There are some people who always look at the dark side
   Chapter 22 - Summer Gathering for Winters Needs - "He who gathers crops in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son." Proverbs 10:5. So the inspired proverb tells u
   Chapter 23 - Christs Reserve in Teaching - "Who is it he is trying to teach? To whom is he explaining his message? To children weaned from their milk, to those just taken from the breast? For
   Chapter 24 - In Time of Loneliness - "Surely I am with you always--to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:20 Loneliness is one of the most pathetic of human experiences. The yearning
   Chapter 25 - In the Everlasting Arms - "The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms!" Deuteronomy 33:27 There are two sides to a Christian life. One is the a
   Chapter 26 - I Am the Only One Left - Elijah replied, "I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, broken down your altars, and put you
   Chapter 27 - At the Proper Time We Will Reap - "Let us not become weary in well doing--for at the proper time we will reap a harvest, if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9 Sometimes we are inclin

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