Friday, October 1, 2010


1 Timothy 4:7-8 -"Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. 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."

This verse is really hard. No, not to read it, but to live it. This verse is saying that you should have nothing to do with myths and tales, but you should train yourself to be godly. I want to look at the second part of this verse more then the first. Training yourself to be godly is not running a mile. Running a mile doesn't have that much value. It is more than that. Godliness is very valuable and holds promise for this life and eternal life. That is what these verses are saying. Now how do you train to be godly? Now I'm not sure if the Bible specifically says how to train to be godly, but I found some verses that might indicate it.

John 9:31 - "We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly man who does his will."

So, from this verse we see that to train, we need to do God's will. Now how do you know what God's will is? I don't know for you specifically, God needs to tell you that, but I know that God's will for everyone is to love God (Him) and love others.

2 Timothy 3:12 - "In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted."

And a way that you can tell if you are living a godly life is to see if you are being persecuted. You won't be hung on a cross, but if you are laughed at in class, or a co-worker is being mean to you because you are a Christian, you are being persecuted. God says that you should be happy if you are ridiculed, because you are doing his work.

Are you being godly now? Or are you going with the crowd? What can you do to improve your godliness skills no matter where you are? Those are some questions to ask today and to ask every day.