Yesterday we "installed" 3 new Elders at North Point. Andy read 1 Tim.3.1 which says, "Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task." I got to thinking about this word, NOBLE..."having or showing fine personal qualities or high moral principles or ideals." I loved the places it was found in the Scriptures.
Psa. 45:1 My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.
Prov. 12:4 A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.
Prov. 31:10 A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
Prov. 31:29 “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”
Is. 32:8 But the noble man makes noble plans, and by noble deeds he stands.
Luke 8:15 But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.
Phil. 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
2Tim. 2:20 In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble. 21 If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.
James 2:7 Are they not the ones who are slandering the noble name of him to whom you belong?
These verses inspired me to be a noble man, stirred by noble themes, who thinks noble thoughts in a noble and good heart and makes noble plans. You?