Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo ; Friday, 31st May 2019 ;
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc., DD ;
CULTURE YOUR DECENT SPIRIT
(Godliness And Piety Are Key To Good Christian Living)
TO THE BIBLE 1 Timothy 4:8 NIV
“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”
LET’S TALK ➡
Piety; godly reverence is a divine quality that should be easily noticeable in you as a Christian. The Lord expects every one of his kids to handle themselves in a godly manner. There are things you should do that mark you out as a godly person. Take praying for example; not everyone who prays is essentially a Christian, yet every Christian ought to pray to God regularly.
By virtue of your new birth, you already have the righteousness of God in you. But you must express your righteousness outwardly. You must demonstrate certain qualities of being devoted to God and to spiritual things. Your words and actions must be such that people can look at you and say, “That girl (or guy) has got to be a Christian.”
Such godly activities that stand you out as a Christian include praying, fasting, studying the Word, fellowshipping with other Christians, soul winning, bold confessions of God’s Word, etc. Apart from the things you do as a mark of your piety, there’re things you shouldn’t do as well. For example, there are places you shouldn’t be found in; there are words (profanity) that shouldn’t come out of your mouth; they’re just certain things that shouldn’t be found in your character as a godly person. Even the way you dress should have some piety to it. There’s a decency that goes with being a child of God, and that decency must reflect in every aspect of your life.
Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day and stood up to read.
2 Peter 1:5-7
Fruitful Growth in the Faith
But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, 6 to knowledge self-control, to self-control [a]perseverance, to perseverance godliness, 7 to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.
Dear Father, I thank you for your Word and the guidance of your Spirit in my life. Through your Word, my character is molded to reflect moral excellence and your righteousness that’s in my spirit. I inspire many to righteousness today, in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
DAILY BIBLE READING
John 15:18-16:1-16, 1 Chronicles 5-6
1 Corinthians 14:31-40, Proverbs 27
Take out time to fast, study the Word and pray today.