His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
What is a godly life? A godly life is a Spirit – led life.
To live a godly life will mean to live a Spirit-led life. God is Spirit according to John 4:24a (NIV). We are His offspring, therefore, we are Spirit beings. So, in order to be “godly” – we need to be led by the Holy Spirit.
Our knowledge of Him is the permission/access through which we can experience a godly life. Living a godly life will therefore mean living a life that God will live if in our position. Therefore, we have the responsibility to live like Him (represent HIM) through a godly life and through godly actions.
How can you know that an act is godly without the knowledge of HIM?
Only the Word of God tells us what is godly. So without the knowledge of Him, how can you possibly know that an act is godly?
A “goodly life” is not a “godly life”. God is most pleased when we are Spirit – led.
Through the knowledge of HIM, we get to understand that there are certain actions/behaviors that when we engage in, increases ungodliness. A knowledge of these actions will propel us in the right directions, to start engaging in godly actions.
2 Timothy 2:16 (NIV)
Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.