Yes, I had to look up its meaning to be sure I understood it's definition. I wanted to be sure, as we always do, to not sound arrogant or stupid. I want to "Qualify" among my people. My dictionary gave six different view points, shall I say, and they all seemed the same, but one word stood out among them all and that was "CHARACTER". In order to "QUALIFY" to human standards these days, it does not take much in our eyes. The biggest qualification is that evil word - "MONEY" and it seems to most that power and money go hand-in-hand in every aspect of our lives. It's been pretty much like that from the beginning of human civilization.
The biggest cave or club in our early years to the biggest bank account today. Who though really "QUALIFIES" today to be a leader. We all fall short on "CHARACTER" these days. Honesty and integrity are always questioned in everyone. Our sinful nature takes us astray in everything, let alone in a position of authority.
Our police, our community leaders, to our political higher ups, are all in question of qualifying to OUR standards. No, none of us are perfect and never will be. All the money and power we accumulate in this life time will not matter in the end. My only HOPE these days is to be qualified in GOD'S eyes.
Be qualified to go from here to the next life, wherever that may be. I have failed miserably on a human standpoint to be qualified to enter the "KINGDOM OF HEAVEN" and yet I have hope and faith in my heart that "JESUS" died for me and you so WE may be "QUALIFIED" to see our loved ones who have passed before us.
"GOD bless you all !!!