31 May 2012

The Character of Godliness

Submitted by Stephen Winters
TitleThe Character of Godliness
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsKrejcir, DRichard J
Access Year2012
Access Datemay 30, 2012
Last Update Date2005
PublisherInto Thy Word Ministries
Keywordscharacter, godliness

Character is often defined as a collection of personality traits within our personality that show our attitude, moral fiber, disposition, and how we treat one another, good or bad. This is best assessed when we seek within us what is being exhibited from us (1 Tim. 6:11; 2 Tim. 2:22). However, Godliness is not just another character; it is a description of who we are to be in our entirety. Godliness is a basic, foundational character upon which the other characters rest. Godliness summarizes the essence of character in general as applied to our entire lives as Christians. It encapsulates the Fruit of the Spirit from God’s work in us. We all have the ability to be good or be bad, to take what Christ has given us and use it, or ignore or even perverse it. This not just about our reputation and ambassadorship in Christ (2 Cor. 5:20); it is how we must be if Christ has a hold on us!

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