Training for godliness // 02-10-23

“Do not waste time arguing over godless ideas and old wives’ tales. Instead, train yourself to be godly. ‘Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.’” 1 Timothy‬ ‭4‬:‭8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

The quality of being godly is obeying and respecting God, and we are encouraged here to be trained in it! It’s the practice of uprightness, honouring God’s way, reflecting the nature of His Kingdom in the course of our everyday lives! Training is the process of learning the skills needed to fulfil a particular role or to do an activity. As with any training, godliness, seeking His Kingdom and His righteousness, takes intention and discipline. It often goes against our natural desire for comfort or the easy way out, and yet this training for godliness is what benefits us the most, not just in the life to come, but right here, right now! Lord, I want to be trained up for Your Kingdom service, so help me to learn the lessons you bring me today. Help me to see every situation I encounter as a learning opportunity to be trained in godliness and Your righteousness, to become more like You, Jesus! Thank You for Your encouragement, Your promise, and the peace I can find as I am trained in this way. Amen 👆🏼🙏🏼