Friday, February 22, 2008
WHO ARE THE GODLY?
"But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for Himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto Him."
Who are the godly, and who are the ungodly?
A "godly" person is not one who is sinlessly perfect within himself. The godly person sees himself as a sinner and that his only perfection is in Christ. The godly person is a sinner saved by the grace of God. The godly person is one who has been born again by the Spirit of God. He is a person of faith in Christ and repentance of dead works. The godly person is one who has been "set apart" by God in sovereign, electing grace before the foundation of the world, in effectual, redeeming grace by Christ on Calvary, and by invincible, regenerating grace by the Holy Spirit in the new birth.
By Bill Parker