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The Bible uses the term “upright” to describe people who have good character.
Proverbs 11:3
The integrity of the upright will guide them, but the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them.
Proverbs 11:6
The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, but the unfaithful will be caught by their lust.
The Hebrew word translated “upright” means “to be straight.”
Proverbs 11:20
Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the LORD....
The word translated “perverse” means “crooked or distorted.” So on the one hand we have people who are described as straight and on the other hand people who are described as crooked. This is because, above all else, people are identified by their character. We say, “He is a good man, he is an honest man.” Or, “He is an immoral man, he is a liar, he is a cheat.”
Now think of the trunks of trees. Which do you want to be thought of? One who is crooked and twisted? Or one who is straight, strong, and tall?
Ecclesiastes 1:15
What is crooked cannot be made straight...
Ecclesiastes 7:13
Consider the work of God; for who can make straight what He has made crooked?
Yet, in spite of what may seem impossible to man, the Bible says this concerning the coming of Jesus Christ ...
Luke 3:5-6
“Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough ways smooth; 6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.”
It does not matter how poor a person’s character may have been in the past, once he has seen the salvation of God, every crooked place can be made straight. God is not necessarily looking for people with good character. He is looking for people who will allow Him to develop His character in them.
We discuss this on Gratitude:UnFiltered produced by the Live Mana Worldwide Foundation

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