Character, Conduct and the Holy Calling of God

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Based on the Old Testament account, Samson struggled all his life with character. Even so, God was able to work through Samson’s weakness. How much more could Samson have done if he brought his character in line with God’s calling? Keith Holloway looks at how Christians can learn to recognize what God is calling them to do.

Key Points from the Podcast

  • Keith Holloway gives an overview of Israel during the time of the judges with a particular focus on the life of Samson.

  • As a follower of Christ, you have a high and holy calling and commission upon your life.

  • In the life of Samson, we see someone, like us, whose character and conduct did not always align with the calling of God for his life.

  • Even though Samson often operated in the natural, he knew he was dependent upon God’s supernatural power to fulfill his calling and purpose.

  • When our character and conduct don’t align with God’s calling and commission for our life, it not only reflects poorly on us but also on God.

  • God, in his mercy and sovereignty, can still use our lives for his purposes despite our failings.

  • If we want to realize the full potential of God’s calling on our lives, we must seek God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.

Bible Verses Referenced in the Podcast

Judges 13–16; Hebrews 11:32–34


About Keith Holloway

Keith Holloway has been with World Challenge for 26 years holding various positions. He is currently the Senior Director of Leadership Development. Keith is a Bible teacher and Community Health and Evangelism (CHE) trainer, facilitator, and a member of the Global CHE Network’s Representative Council. He and his wife Maureen live in Colorado Springs; they have six grown children and ten grandchildren.