A wise man once said that when Moses came down from the mountain of God, he didn't come down with ten commandments, he came down with ten character issues. God is all about character. People may focus on what church you go to or how many bible scriptures you can recite or maybe how much you put in the offering plate, but God focuses on your character. God looks on the inside at the person you are when you think no one is watching! We need to check now and then to see if we are people of character.
If you're sitting at a red light at three o'clock in the morning and there's not another car in sight, do you wait for the green light, or just go on your way? If you're on a business trip and your employer will reimburse you for up to twenty dollars for lunch but you only spent fifteen, do you "adjust" the receipt to show the full twenty anyway? If you're getting in your car to leave the mall and your door opens too wide and scratches the car next to you, do you wait for the owner to come out and make it right or jump in and speed away before anyone notices? These may seem like small, insignificant things, but God takes them very seriously! Remember, the Bible says that it is the "little foxes" that spoil the vines! It is often these "trivial" character flaws that bring down the "biggest" people!
With God, character is everything. People may notice what you did, but God also notices why you did it.