Basic Temperament In The Service
Temperament is a combination of innate characteristics that are unconsciously affect a person’s behavior. These characteristics are derived based on nationality, race, sex (gender), and other hereditary factors. These traits passed on by genes (plasma carrier of the trait).
Character (the character) is the result of your innate temperament is shaped by childhood education, school education, basic attitudes, religion, and principles of motivation.Sometimes the “character” referred to as the “soul” of man which consists of the mind, emotions and will.
Personality is the outward expression of ourselves that may be similar to our character or maybe not, depends on our sincerity. Often a good personality is a mask of bad character or weak. Many people in the present to act on what he thought should be done not based on the actual situation himself.
If one follows the formula of human behavior are good then the result is mental and spiritual clutter.
More than 400 years before Christ, Hippocrates a physician and philosopher of Greece put forward a theory that says that there are basically four types of temperament. The fourth type of temperament that is basic temperament.
Keep in mind that no one who has only one type of temperament and the truth is all people have the combined temperament although there is usually one of the most prominent type of temperament than others. It is therefore important for us to determine our basic temperament types alone and began to study the strengths and weaknesses that exist in us and make a plan to overcome our weaknesses through the power of God that is within us.
The fourth man’s basic temperament types consist of:
Jovial, warm, vibrant, vivacious, easily influenced, spontaneous and naive, talkative, quick to respond, open and sincere, people liked and loved, surrounded by friends happy, not happy with the silence, the decision is always based on feelings.
Full of spirit, full of initiative and ideas, sharp intuition, aggressive and progressive, focused on the target, strong-willed, practical and systematic, self-satisfied, fear of cruel suffering (firm), it is not easy sympathy, confused and disgusted with aportunis (quick view circumstances and utilize state of) those who weep.
Analytical, difficulty making friends, passive / quiet, talented but less confident, sensitive / insensitive, perfectionist, faithful friend and trustworthy, irritability / anger, feeling controlled by changing (at one time could spirit once and then all of a sudden moody and depressed). If controlled it will show the weakness of emotional disorders such as despair, self-loathing and others, always sad and sorry for myself.
Calm / relaxed, hard to anger, seldom laughed, passive, have deep feelings, indifferent and seems shy, rarely expressed his feelings (even though he is kind and attentive)
– Attendance in life and not get too involved in the problems of others
– Reluctant shy and timid him perform activities beyond routine
– Having a good memory and strong
– Have a sense of humor is cynical and least resistant to tempt people with basic temperament is another example:
• Exasperated at the sanguine spirit
• Hate on the melancholy moodiness
• Tends to break the spirit and ambition of the choleric
BIBLE CHARACTERS AND THEIR BASIC Temperament
Some of these biblical figures can help us to get to know their basic temperament and can understand how God works and His plan worked through these individuals. The main thing we will learn how beautiful and real work of the Holy Spirit to transform their temperament according to plan and His will. (2 Corinthians 5: 17).
1. PETRUS the Sanguin
Peter sanguine temperament is often the most favored character in the New Testament.The reason is simple, that is because he is an extrovert which is open to the deficiencies known to everyone. Peter noticed that moving with passion and stumbling along the pages of Scripture we read we clearly see the movement of a sanguine temperament.Let us see from the Bible that we will support the introduction of Peter’s character.
• Always wants to talk though do not know / understand what was done.
(Matthew 4:18-20, 14:28, 17:4).
• Spontaneous and open, frankly.
(John 13:9-10, 18:10).
• Fast acting, not thinking first so quickly falter
• Arrogant, selfish, disloyal and treacherous.
(Matthew 26:31-35; 69-70).
However, the Bible records how changes occur to Peter that all the weaknesses and shortcomings transformed into God’s most effective tool in preaching the gospel of salvation.
-Spontaneity, frankly and boldly make bold preaching (nature always wants to talk) in public for the first time since Christ was taken and the events of Pentecost. (Acts 2: 14-40).
-More Sensitive, he became more sensitive to the needs of others in her life who likes to pray, love for souls. (Acts 9: 36-42)
-Humility, (instead of pride and want to be praised),
-Joy (grumbling and nagging habit of dressing),
-Friendly, loyal and trust in the providence of God beyond all fear and vacillation. (Acts.10: 19, 21; 12: 6).
2. PAULUS the Choleric
Appropriate illustration of the choleric temperament among biblical characters is Paul.He is also the best illustration of the choleric temperament is “captured” God and the work of the Holy Spirit in him to make Paul the choleric is a blessing to many people through his ministry that energetically and not give up despite much suffering and persecution.
• Leaders are full of fiery passion and potential. (Acts 9: 1-2).
• A cruel, full of initiative and ideas. (Acts 8: 1a).
• Do not depend on others, dynamic, did not like stopping and despair. (Acts 20:34).
And also how the Bible records such temperament engendered by the power of the Holy Spirit, as we can see in the following verses:
• He was a strong-willed person but have a purpose and self-discipline and self-sacrifice for the sake of others in order to know Christ.
(1 Cor. 9: 19 -27).
• Do not be selfish and full of love for souls
(Philippians 3:13-14, Galatians 4:20, Romans 1:10-14, Romans 9:2, Ephesians 3:14-21, Philippians 1:8).
3. MUSA the Melancholic
Israeli leaders are illustrations melancholic classic distinction made by the power of God in one’s life. Educated after 40 years at the center of Egyptian culture, this melancholic people continue to maintain his sheep in a remote desert.
At the age of 80 years he heard the voice of God from a burning bush-flame and over the next 40 years he became a great leader.
Control of his melancholic temperament took place gradually, sometimes fascinating but sometimes also be backwards. All this proves that he is only human and we are about providing illustrations on how a melancholic who yielded to the Holy Spirit.
• Do not trust yourself (indecisive and tend to resist), worry is rejected and can not be a good conversationalist. (Ex. 4:1, 10 and 13).
• Easy to anger. (Ex. 16:20, Ex. 32:19).
• perfectionist, wants everything perfect although sometimes can not be done alone. (Ex. 18:17-18).
• Depression and wanted to die. (Numbers 11:10-15).
The Bible then records the change in her
• Faithfulness in prayer and service. (Ex. 30:9-10).
• Gifted and potential. (Acts 7:22).
• Lowering yourself, willing to sacrifice and suffering. (Hebrews 11:24-27)
4. ABRAHAM the Plegmatik
The growth of the faith of Abraham describes the gradual growth in faith that God has for every believer. We can see he changed from a man depicted in Genesis 12 is not enough faith to trust God for the purpose of going to the food, a servant of God as expressed firm belief that the Holy Spirit in Hebrews 11: 19, absolute trust in God that hehope that God would raise Isaac back if he dies on the altar of sacrifice.
Temperament plegmatik Abraham turns clear:
• coward. (Gen. 12:11-13).
• Passive and easily controlled so that does not seem wise. (Gen. 16:1 – • Be cautious and love peace. (Gen. 13:8-9).
• Can be relied upon. (Gen. 14:14-16).
And the Bible records how his faith in Gen. incredible. 22 where not only the fears and doubts that God commands Abraham to be transformed into courage and unwavering faith in God’s promise to his obedience to sacrifice Isaac (see Hebrews 11: 9).
One’s temperament is a combination of all four basic temperaments exist. Changes that occur are the discipline / self-control to self-induced weakness influence the temperament and positive development of the potentials that exist because of the influence of temperament.
If in John 15:5 b says “we live in Christ and Christ in us” then Christ will use “facilities” temperament (one of them) we as a tool to glorify his Father’s name so we said to the disciples (John 15 :7-8).
Changes in temperament to be like Christ is only possible through renewal and the establishment by the Holy Spirit with the fruit of the Spirit as in Galatians 5:22-23 (“But the fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness , gentleness, self-control. There is no law against such things “) as an indication.
It will thus be seen is the personality of a true disciple of Christ who do not need to follow the formula of human behavior but is basing his expression based on the principles of the Word of God.