Spiritual Disciplines. The Pursuit of Godliness. What is “Discipline?”. Today’s definitions: “training to act in accordance with rules” “activity, exercise, or a regimen that develops or improves a skill” In Biblical context:
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The Pursuit of Godliness
In Biblical context:
“For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.” (2 Tim 1:7)
doing and being everything a man is supposed to do and be
Being “godly” involves behaving in a way the imitates and pleases God
pleasing Him in our way of life
obeying His instructions
living in a way that is consistent with His truths and with who He has revealed Himself to beWhat does being “godly” mean?
2 Peter 1:2-8
If God wants it, that should be all the motivation we need, but there’s more…
2 Peter 1:2-8
1 Timothy 4:7-9
“…discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. It is a trustworthy statement deserving full acceptance.”
Think about those in the Bible who lived this way:
Are there others like this in our lives today?