Beloved, how do you measure a man? Now I am not speaking about his height but his life. The world measures a man by brains, or by brawn or by bucks. But how do you measure a man? More importantly, how does God measure a man? Very simply, God measures a man by character, Godly character!
It has been said that reputation is who everyone thinks you are, while character is who you really are. So where do you fall on the character scale. Concerning the Apostle Paul, he would rather die with a conviction than live with a compromise. He lived his life well because he was a man of character.
As we study through the last verses of Acts 20 and Paul’s farewell address to the Ephesian Elders, we will focus on his character. Today we will look at the manner of his life, the measure of his life and the message of his life.
Speaking of character Abraham Lincoln said, “Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”