Men of genius are admired; men of wealth are envied; men of power are feared; but men of character are trusted. (Zig Ziglar, late motivational speaker)

Is Ziglar saying that geniuses, the wealthy, and the powerful are not to be trusted? Probably not  exactly, but he is undoubtedly warning that we should be careful not to be misled just because of the unique abilities or wealth of prominent individuals. In this election year, it’s a good reminder to consider what each candidate offers, not just in policy, but in integrity and character.

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