HAVE SOME DECENCY
(Outwardly Express Your Righteousness)
TO THE BIBLE 1 Timothy 4:8 NIV
“…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.”
Every child of God ought to have a well-directed reverence or piety towards God. As our Father, He expects us to handle ourselves in a godly manner. There’re things you do that mark you out as a godly person. Take praying for example. Not everyone who prays is a Christian, but every Christian ought to pray.
By virtue of your new birth, you already have the righteousness of God in you. But you must express your righteousness outwardly. This is where piety (or godliness) comes in. It’s the demonstration of your reverence for God and your devotion to spiritual things. It means you live your life in such a way that people can take one look at you and say: “That’s a child of God.”
Aside prayer, other godly activities you engage in that stand you out as a Christian include going to church, studying the Word, soul winning, fasting, and giving. Furthermore, as a godly person, there’re certain places you shouldn’t be found in. If you have to be in such places, then your mission must be clear, and you should go in with godly piety.
There’re things you shouldn’t do, and there’re words that you shouldn’t say; there’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 the Spirit of God, and that decency must reflect in every aspect of your life.
Luke 4:16, 2 Peter 1:5-7
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
Mark 1:1-20, Leviticus 6-7
Acts 18:1-11, Psalm 19-20