NO! I don’t think Christians are anything like goats, although I suppose one could stretch some analogies. I was trying to come up with a few attributes describing a Christian. After I wrote them down, I realized they created an acrostic – GOAT!
GOD. A Christian, first and foremost, believes God is real and worships Him. God the Father is to be exalted. All He asks of us is our love and commitment. God the Son intercedes for us and demands our gratitude for providing an easy path to salvation. God the Holy Spirit is our comforter and constant companion. Deuteronomy 6:5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
OTHERS. Luke 6:31 Do to others as you would have them do to you. Philippians 2:3b-4 in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. I Peter 4:9-10 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
ATTITUDE. Proverbs 15:15 The cheerful heart has a continual feast. Romans 12:6-12 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
TOGETHERNESS. Job 34:4 Let us learn together what is good. Psalm 133:1 How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! Acts 2:46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, Colossians 3:13-15 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.