Both believing and unbelieving Christians have erred many times in trying ton find the answer to the question; what is godliness? Godly life is a righteous life, living like God. It means you are not going to live a sinful life because God does not sin; no lies, no stealing, no adultery, no fornication, no lust and many more.
What is godliness?
According to the dictionary, godliness is the quality or practice of conforming to the laws and wishes of God; devoutness and moral uprightness: To be wise is to live in godliness, reflecting the nature of the kingdom of God in the course of everyday life.
What does it mean to be godly?
This is simply acting like God, living like God, exhibiting godly attributes, characters. The bible says; if he called them gods unto whom the word of God came, the scriptures cannot be broken. This means it is the word of God that makes us sons, it is the word of God that gives us the ability, enable us to become the children of God. Only the children of God live like God. If you are not born of God you cannot live like God. Our encounter with the word of God transform us into sonship with the father.
What are the characteristics of godliness?
These are the attributes of God himself and they are many; the first thing you need to know is that you must be born of God before you can be godly. No one that is not of God can exhibit the God kind of life. The word of God is the life of God.
You can never live like God if you are not a fan, a lover of his word. Every character of God is buried in the word of God and only the word of God can give you the power to live like God. If you try to live like God outside of what the word of God offer, it is called self-righteousness and it leads to damnation because you are trying to use the arm of the flesh to be godly.
That is what happened under the law in the Old Testament and the arm of the flesh will always fail.
True godliness does not lack power. The word of God is the power of God and there is no other thing that can enable you to be godly apart from the word. You can never be godly except by the word. Therefore godliness goes with power, it is accompanied by the power of God.
True godliness is also accompanied by dominion. Remember Genesis 1:28; And God bless them and God said unto them: be fruitful, multiply, replenish the earth and subdue it, have dominion. The word of God created the earth and only the word of God can subdue it.
Godliness is practiced in the earth. It is a function of our life on earth as Christians. We are not yet perfect on earth, but because the word of God is perfect, we use it to induce perfection in our system. Therefore we can live as perfect people on earth by the word of God.
Love is another characteristics of godliness. The bible says God is love; love is the strongest of all the attributes.
1 Corinthians 13
13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
How can I practice godliness?
Simply stay on the revelation of the word of God. The word of God is God, as you understand the word, you live like God easily.
What is the power of godliness?
The power of godliness is the word of God. The word of God is the power of God. As you stay on the word, you gain the power to live godly.
What is the difference between righteousness and godliness?
Righteousness is a state, a condition, a status. A condition of being right with God, being upright with God. Righteousness is a condition of being blameless. This is what Jesus achieved on the behalf of man, this is salvation of the spirit.
Once you accept and believe in what Jesus did for man on the cross and you repent of your sins and declare to receive Jesus into your heart and live like God, then you automatically receive the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
It therefore means once you are born of God, you automatically receive the righteousness of God to be able to reunite with God, to communicate with God and to fellowship with God.
Godliness is the practical habit of living just like God, exhibiting the god king of life. This is exhibiting the fruits of the spirit which is love joy, patient, kindness, long-suffering etc. this is spiritual life.
What does it mean to exercise yourself into godliness?
Faith without work is dead. As a believer you must work the works of God, you must live the life of God practically. As you study the bible and become conversant with the ways of God, you will know what God want, how God live. This is exactly how you supposed to live.
Therefore stepping out to act in the ways of God according to the word of God is exercising yourself into godliness.
What is practical godliness?
This is truly exhibiting the attributes of God in practical terms. The bible says; if he called them gods unto whom the word of God came, the scriptures cannot be broken. If you are truly a god, then you are not expected to be afflicted with sickness. You are not expected to be oppressed, depressed, fail. You should be favored all round.
As a god you must live in dominion, no demon should be able to toil with you. You should not be looking for healing, rather you should be healing others. You cannot lack power as a god. You will definitely become an answer to people’s problem a god.
Can a man live godly without sin?
Yes it is possible for men to live godly without sin. Very much possible to live just like god, I mean you hate sin just like God does.
How can I live like God, without sin?
This is the question I expect you to ask. God is a spirit. Everyone that would ask this question is conscious of the fact that they are flesh and blood. A lot of people believe that no flesh can stay or live without sin. Adam was the first man, Adam was created by God, perfect without any sin, and they live many decades until Eve was deceived by Satan to disobey God. That was how sin came in.
After the fall of Adam, the nature of man was changed to that of sin. That sin nature simply means you cannot stay without sin. That was not the nature God created the first man with. Man was initially created in the image of God which is the nature of God. After the fall of man that nature was changed to that of sin.
You still have to remember that the real man is a spirit that live in the flesh and has a soul. After the fall of man that spirit was dead, meaning it was cut off from God, it cannot communicate with God anymore. The dead of that spirit means Satan took over, sin took over and God was out. Man was sentenced to destruction and eternal condemnation in this state.
What is Redemption?
Redemption means to recover, to restore, and to buy back. It means to pay the required price for. It also mean to reclaim.
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