GOD AND TEMPERAMENT

Exodus 4:1 ESV
​Then Moses answered, “But behold, they will not believe me or listen to my voice, for they will say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you.’”
Luke 9:33 ESV
Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah”—not knowing what he said.
Acts 8:3 ESV
But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and committed them to prison.
Genesis 24:4 ESV
but will go to my country and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac.”

God does not care about our abilities, he wants our availability. No matter our temperament, God can use anyone who avail themselves. The hesitant melancholic Moses, who could easily foretell everything that could go wrong, the talkative sanguine Peter, who would sometimes speak without thinking, the hotheaded choleric Saul who was willing to maltreat Christians because they didn’t share his views, the cool, calm phlegmatic Isaac, who needed someone else to find him a wife when he was as old as forty; no matter what our strengths or weaknesses, we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us, if we avail ourselves.

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