We discipline ourselves for godliness. We have been redeemed by God that we might live a life worthy of God and our Lord Jesus Christ, to live a life of excellence, to possess a compelling testimony to the truth and person of Christ and his Kingdom. We pursue a life of dedication, discipline, and sacrifice based on the truth of God’s Word in Christ and in Scripture, where one’s life is lived in a manner worthy of the Lord Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit, for the purpose of demonstrating Christlike character in the roles, relationships, and responsibilities that God provides, done for the glory of God.
Everyone has their own ideas and perspectives. In our time everyone has a ready platform to share them with the world. This can be great, but it also means that there is a ton of nonsense floating around. Let us attend to Paul’s admonition here and have nothing to do with this silliness.
Open our eyes, Lord, to the godless silliness that wastes our time. Renew in us a devotion to godliness.
If the life of Christ is in a man, it expresses itself like “a well of water springing up” or bubbling over.
~ Roy J. Fish and J. E. Conant, Every Member Evangelism for Today. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 1976. p. 42.
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