Read Matthew 12 today.

This chapter includes Jesus’ growing conflict with the religious leaders. Their exchanges are becoming more contentious, and the Pharisees are much more anxious to actively seek a way to be rid of Jesus.
Years ago, I saw a poster at my cousin’s house with words something like these, “Sports do not build character. Sports reveal character.” In the midst of challenges and conflict, the character on the inside is revealed. We can see the character of Jesus and also that of the Pharisees in the midst of the conflict between them.
When you are in the middle of a challenging experience, what are the characteristics that become visible in you? Our character is formed by the little decisions we make, day after day. What decisions will you make today?
Matthew 12:33-37 NLT
“A tree is identified by its fruit. If a tree is good, its fruit will be good. If a tree is bad, its fruit will be bad. [34] You brood of snakes! How could evil men like you speak what is good and right? For whatever is in your heart determines what you say. [35] A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. [36] And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak. [37] The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you.”