True saints have their minds, in the first place, inexpressibly pleased and delighted with the sweet ideas of the glorious and amiable nature of the things of God. And this is the spring of all their delights, and the cream of all their pleasures...
Jonathan Edwards Religious Affections
A man's character is accurately measured by his reastion to life's inequalities.
God-like character is both the fruit of the Spirit as he works within us and the result of our personal efforts. We are both totally dependent upon his working within us and totally responsible for our own character development.