THE EXERCISE OF GODLINESS

October 10:2018

But reject profane and old wives' fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness.
1 Timothy 4:7 (NKJV)

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The Christian life is the life of God manifested on earth through his children. It is a life that is born of God and has its origin in God. Christians on earth are here to extend the characteristics and kingdom of God. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10). Keeping this background in view is important for us, so we can reflect on it.

Religion portrays godliness as a level that people must work hard to attain and this mostly puts ardent followers under fear, uncertainties and guilt. This is an example of what our text refers to as old wives’ fables. The Scriptures state that as many as received Him, He gave power to become children of God (John 1:12). The ‘HIM’ they received is GOD; they became born of God. This is the origin of godliness!

Some of the exciting synonyms of godliness are divinity, heavenliness, holiness and righteousness. This makes it very plain that a child of God has received these characteristics by reason of being born of God. His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:2). The phrase ‘has given’ means that Christians have already received godliness as a nature.

The question is, why then do we need to exercise unto godliness? It’s simple. As ambassadors of heaven on earth, we have a responsibility of demonstrating God’s divinity, heavenliness (as it is in heaven), holiness and righteousness despite the prevailing contradictions. It is for this reason that we choose to discipline ourselves or train ourselves in godliness (our nature). It is about doing the same things consistently, every day and exercising unto the nature of God.

We must never fall into the deception of the works of the flesh. Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh? (Galatians 3:3).

Beloved, godliness is choosing to live a life that is consistent with our nature; to continue to think like God, talk like God and act like God


Additional Scripture Reference(s): 2 Corinthians 4:7 Romans 8:15

Prayer & Confession of Faith

Godliness is inside of me, it is my nature. Therefore, I exercise myself in it. Godliness will continue to flow from me in wealth and prosperity, and through difficult and challenging times. Amen!

One Year Bible Reading: Exodus 14

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prayer of salvation



As you read, I trust that this devotional will be an avenue of blessing in your life. I invite you to get born again by saying the following prayer:

"Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for loving me. Thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to die for my sins. I receive Jesus into my heart to save me and I accept and confess Him as my Lord. I believe that You raised Him from the dead for my justification. I accept and confess Jesus Christ as my Savior and my Lord. I receive eternal life into my spirit and I am now a new creation. Old things have passed away." Amen.

Congratulations! You are now a child of God.

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