Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
04/10/2014, by John Kincaid
Lesson 202: Principles of Godliness Part 1
Several important principles help us train ourselves to be consistent in godliness. We develop and reinforce new habits by frequent repetition.
Successful golfers play every week, and spend the rest of their time at the driving range. We can even define habit as “a behavior pattern learned by frequent repetition.”
The more often we resist temptation, the more likely we will resist next time. Work at consistently saying no to the sins where you are most likely to stumble.
Eventually God will show us other sins in our life that we may not even realize today.
Think thoughts that are pure, true and good; this can be our new habit. With enough practice, prayer and meditating on Scripture can become habits.
About This Series
The goal of this series is to become more useful in serving the Lord Jesus Christ, as an instrument in the Redeemer's hand. The theme verses for the series are Ephesians 4:22-24, Philemon 11, 2 Timothy 2:21
- to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
- and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
- Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.
- Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.