What we do when defeat stares us in the face is the real touchstone of character. (Orison Swett Marden, 19th-20th century American author)

When we receive a promotion at work or win a sports trophy, it’s natural to feel good about ourselves and proud about the honor. But what do people see when the outcome isn’t so good? That’s when we’re put to the test. We must develop the strength of character that is positive in both good and bad circumstances.

May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ (Philppians 1:11).