Character Card: Meekness versus Anger

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Today we are giving away the fourth Character Card in the series. The first Character Card talked about Selflessness. The second was Boldness and the third one was Self-Control.

This Character Card discusses the difference between meekness and anger. We will all face situations that we feel are unjustified and unfair. It is how we handle those situations that allow us to be a good or bad witness to those around us. It is so important to help our kids work through unfair treatment in a godly way.

This is where Character Cards can be helpful. We tried to break down each trait and find the root problem. Then we looked for Biblical examples of the positive and/or negative sides of the character trait.  Kids (and adults) learn best from stories, and by making the stories relatable, we are:

  1. Giving them good examples
  2. Teaching them that the Bible is relevant and helpful for figuring out what to do in our own life

You will see from these Character Cards that for every trait there is a good and a bad option that are at opposite ends of the spectrum.  We want to make our kids aware of the decisions that they are making.  We are teaching our kids that whether you intend to or not, you have a good or a bad decision that you can make in each and every situation.  My family calls it a wise decision and a foolish decision.

This month’s Character Card focuses on how to have a meek spirit. It is important to remember that meekness is not weakness.  I have heard others say that meekness is power under control.  It reminds me of a powerful horse that obeys its rider. (Link here)

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Power, under control…

In this lesson there will be a Bible lesson to read, followed by discussion questions. The next section will help you apply the principles of the story to your everyday life. Feel free to add your own personal examples. At the end of the lessons are other Bible verses that go along with the lesson to complement what you have learned. We pray these are a blessing to your family as you all continue to grow in your faith.

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~Dana

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