STOP AND THINK – Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. (Abraham Lincoln)

Times of trial may be good tests of your integrity. How do you react to troubles? What attitudes do you demonstrate and what is your behavior like? Lincoln thought highly of people, believing that they can respond well to difficulties, but his greater concern was how people respond when they are given authority and power. Good observation!

When the righteous triumph, there is great elation; but when the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding. (Proverbs 28:12)