Titus 2:11–12 “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world”
“Long ago, William Law warned that the world is now a greater enemy to the Christian than it was in apostolic times:
It is a greater enemy because it has greater power over Christians by its favors, riches, honors, rewards, and protection than it had by the fire and fury of its persecutors.
It is a more dangerous enemy, by having lost its appearance of enmity. Its outward profession of Christianity makes it no longer considered as an enemy, and therefore the people are easily persuaded to resign themselves up to be governed and directed by it.” ~ Robert H. Lauer
What a thought-provoking statement that worldliness in modern times has become more dangerous to Christians than in Bible times, but it’s probably true.
Worldliness and its iniquity have become so advanced that it stings the soul at every moment, while the so-called “moral elements” of society have been labeled as Christian culture. But that does not make them saved followers of Jesus Christ.
A.W. Tozer said, “Christianity has been watered down until the solution is so weak that if it were poison it would not hurt anyone, and if it were medicine it would not cure anyone.”
What we need today is a clarion call for biblical men to return to godliness, righteousness, and spiritual sobriety! Morality and godliness are not the same things. Morality is a measure of compliance with the social expectations of goodness. Godliness is living life affected and empowered by God, and His righteousness through Christ.
Today’s Biblical Manhood Principle: Don’t just be good, be godly!
Today’s Inspirational Song: Change My Heart Oh God