Mr. James steps in to teach us how our responsibilities relate to the heart from 1 Samuel 16:7. Each one of you has a personality. We relate to others in the world depending on our personality. What does God look at? He looks at our heart...we look at others and judge them by their outward appearances.
4 Scales in Describing Personalities:
- How we relate to others:
- Introverted: people who enjoy being with others but need a break from them.
- Extraverted: people that can be isolated from people but needs to be with others to recharge.
- Controlled: people who want to meet deadlines and like check-lists or to make plans.
- Spontaneous: people who go with the flow to see what happens next.
- Intuitive: people who understands complex stuff. (Engineer - want to see how they can make something better)
- Sensing: people who want to know the facts and are interested in what is instead of what might be.
- Thinking: people who make decisions based on thinking through and focused mainly on facts.
- Feeling: people who make decisions based on feelings and focused more on the affects of people than facts.
- Some people are impulsive like Peter. (John 13:8-9)
- Some people doubt things and are negative like Thomas. (John 11:16)
- Some people allow others to speak for them like James and John. (Matthew 20:20-21)
- Some people want to help people and others focus on the ministry. (Acts 15:37-38)
- Some people worry about doing everything the right way. (Luke 10:39-42)
- Learn to accept one another. (Romans 14:1-3)
- Learn to listen to one another. (James 1:19-20)
- Learn to have faith in one another. (Romans 1:12)
- Learn to consider others interest. (Philippians 2:1-4)