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The Influence of Godly People

January 10, 2014

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Godly People will find favor from God and man

Godly People will find favor from God and man

Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you;
bind them around your neck;
write them on the tablet of your heart.
So you will find favor and good success
in the sight of God and man. – Proverbs 3:3-4 ESV

Godly people should be living with an attitude of mercy and truth (Proverbs 3:3 KJV). It’s not genuine until it is rooted deep in our heart and reflected the actions that others can see.

Godly people not only try to love the sinner, they try to help them see the truth of their sinful ways

Godly people not only try help the unfortunate ones with their physical needs, they try to help them with their spiritual needs.

Godly people not only work quietly serving him, they make sure God’s light is very visible.

Godly people not only want to please God, they try to influence others to please him.

God need his children to do the work during this earthly lifetime. The “finding of favor in the sight of God and man” (Proverbs 3:4) sounds a lot like Luke 2:52 where Jesus growth caused him to increase in statue in the eyes of God and men. We can see then, that not only is it Godly to be influential – it is Christlike.

What are some ways you can become more Christlike in the eyes of your peers today?



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Reflecting God’s Image

February 13, 2013

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Consistent application of God’s word earns respect and tolerance from others. God’s image is seen first in a godly person. When Jehoshaphat demonstrated this, he even had the Philistines and Arabians paying tribute to his kingdom (2 Chronicles 17:10-13).

Some ways to apply this might be:

  1. Be careful in your language.
  2. Be willing to teach when you have an opportunity
  3. Show the qualities of Jesus in your actions

Daily Bible Reading for Feb 13

Joseph interprets two prisoners’ dreams. Jehoshaphat begins his reign in Judah and teaches the Scriptures to all the land. The house of Cornelius is converted (The First Gentiles).

Psalm 44
Genesis 40
2 Chronicles 17
Acts 10:1-11:18

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The Sound of My Cry

January 6, 2013

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In Psalm 6, David is apparently surrounded by his enemy, but he knows that God will hear his prayer. He knows God detests the wickedness of His enemies and will ultimately destroy them.

Like David, we face the enemies of God at every turn.

Like David, we can ask the Lord to make the way straight for us.

Like David, we can rejoice that we have a loving God to care for us.

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Paul’s Recipe for Reducing Stress pt 6 – Godly People

October 9, 2012

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Philippians 4:9 – Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

Again we think about God’s Peace and this time we look at getting help from our brothers to achieve it. Paul was using himself as a model for instructing the Philippian folks how to conduct themselves, including what he taught and wrote publicly and privately directly and through others. These things where to be taken as the rule of faith in order to receive the Peace of God.

We can continue to use Paul as our model by taking people we know and trust to be godly people and follow their example. Now this works both ways and we are to remember that there might be someone out there that is leaning on us to be that godly person. When we live a life where we have surrounded ourselves with godly people we support and strengthen each other.

Philippians 4:10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.

Paul was greatly encouraged when he received the gifts from the Philippian church. Here is perhaps the most important Christian with all the strength of God behind him being so humble as to say he needs their support. Certainly a follow up to surrounding ourselves with godly people would be to depend on them. Conversely, we lose a valuable resource if we are not surrounding ourselves with them.

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