Character study – JAM

This is Just-A-Minute with Ed Boggess. What causes good people to do bad things? That was the question fronting the Life section of the USAToday. It headed an article detailing the research of psychologist David DeSteno. The question involves people who have proven to be of quality character but suddenly make a tragic mistake totally out of character. DeSteno says that contrary to popular belief character is not something that is settled and unchanging but is constantly developing. God’s word warned of this long ago: “take heed, let him who thinks that he stands beware lest he fall.” If you doubt this, just ask King David. He composed psalms of praise. He was victorious over a giant. He is called a man after God’s own heart. But he caved in at the sight of Bathsheba.

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