Marks of the Man of God
The pastor knows when he is right and admits when he is wrong; can take rebuke without retaliating; can keep his cool when everybody around him is spitting fire. After falling down, he can pick himself up and press on.
The pastor can turn the other cheek rather than swing the other fist; can suffer persecution without developing a persecution complex; can face the music without striking a note of discord; can be enveloped in the heat and stay in the kitchen; can suffer criticism without becoming critical.
The pastors can drink the cup of bitterness without becoming embittered; can endure hardship without becoming hardened; can be knocked down without being knocked out; and can be complimented without becoming conceited.
~Dr. Raymond Barber~