Adversity is the trial of principle.
Without it, a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.
- Henry Fielding
Isn't it amazing how adversity brings out true character? Throughout my years of being involved with pastoral ministry, I have seen the good and the bad. When calamity strikes, I have witnessed a weak person suddenly possess resolute strength and, yet, another give in to dishonesty and a loss of integrity. The next time adversity comes through your door, be determined to prove your character is impeccable.
Psalm 25:21 "Let integrity and uprightness preserve me." (NKJV)