The Mystery Of Godliness

April 2024

    “Without controversy great is the mystery of godliness.” (I Timothy 3:16).  Why would the Apostle Paul say this about godliness?  Apparently he believed most did not grasp the meaning of the word godliness and how it relates to their daily life.  What is godliness?  In Paul’s first letter to Timothy, he spends a lot of time describing what a godly person looks like.  In I Timothy 1:3-8 Paul says “don’t follow false teachers, but teach the truth.”  “Now the end of this commandment is Charity (26-’Agape,’ perfect love) out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and faith unfeigned” (without hypocrisy).   But, some having turned aside unto vain arguing, “desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.  But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully.”

   Why is the law good?  With it, God has told us what truth is, right and acceptable, as well as how truth is distorted, bent, warped, and perverted by the lies of Satan.  Truth, the knowledge of good, can be known.  But the knowledge of evil can never be completely known, for it only gets worse with time!  Read Romans 1:17-32 which describes this evil progression. In I Timothy 1:9 he states, “the law is not made for a righteous man.”  

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