11/14/2007 - HOW TO BE GODLY Psalms 112:4
REFERENCE: Psalms 112:4 Light shines in the darkness for the godly. They are generous, compassionate, and righteous.
Observation: What does it mean to be “godly”? Here are at least 3 important attributes.
A godly person is generous; this does not just mean that they give away a lot of money, it means instead that they have an open and giving heart. That, instead of being closed fisted, they look for opportunities to bless others with resources of all kinds.
They are compassionate; they give not because they must but because their hearts are moved by the need. They are not hard-hearted people but those who can be touched by the pain of others.
They are righteous; they do the right thing even when it is hard. They make godly choices even when it may not be to their immediate benefit. They realize that right living opens the door to greater blessing.
Application/Confession: I have learned a lot about being generous and compassionate. I know I have more to learn but the area I want to grow the most in is the area of righteousness. I want to make the right choices all the time, every time and I don’t but I am asking God’s grace to do better.
PRAYER: Lord, help me. Please give me the both the will and the power to live as you have called me to live"righteously.
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