If you ever asked yourself the question, what does it mean to live a godly life? and if your not exactly sure what living a godly life involves, this extract taking from Charles Seet book 'A Christian in a non-Christian world' provides ample guidance on just what to do.
Now it is worth asking the question then, 'What does it mean to live godly?' It does not mean that we are just to confine ourselves within a set of rules and regulations. Some people reduce godly living to a list of 'do’s and don'ts.' But the meaning of godly living goes far deeper than that.
Godly living means living in the manner that God wants us to live. It means having the same feelings, attitudes and heart's desires that God has. It means that we love the things that God loves, care for the things that God cares for, and dislike those things which He dislikes. And since God loves righteousness, a godly person also loves righteousness. Since God hates sin, a godly person also hates …
Does God always hear people’s prayers, or do some pray in vain thinking that God hears them, when in reality He chooses to turn a deaf hear to their cries? Some may perhaps have a notion that all prayers are worthy, and God being who He is is by nature willing to listen and hear their prayers delightfully. They entertain the notion that it is their birth right for God to listen to their prayers and answer them accordingly. Also, there are some who come before the presence of the Lord with severe doubts, defeated by the devils whisper that they are such an unworthy soul that for them to lift up their cries to the Lord is an abomination. They are mute by their own wickedness, depressed and thus fail to pray.
What does the scripture say about God turning a deaf hear to prayers? It is to be said that God is sovereign and can choose to answer any prayer as He sees fit. He is altogether happy and never backed into a corner, God always does whatever He pleases for He is free to do as He wills…
The Sin of Adam and Eve resulted in the fall of
humanity. Every generation after them became wicked and that is why scripture
affirms, ‘that there is no one righteous, no, not even one.’ Mankind became
enslave to the passions of its flesh, its desires became its ruler and men
followed the natural dictates of their hearts; and were it not for Sovereign
grace, the race of men would now only be read of by angels in the library of
extinct creatures. Adam and Eve witnessed the consequences of
their sin in the death of their beloved son, Abel, by the hands of Cain who
murdered his brother in anger and was thus sent away from the presence of God.
My dear sisters, sin is not only sin when it is found in its extremes, sin is
also sin in its subtlety and vanity. Sin is sin when one's affection is set on
another and not on God, when one lives to please a thing or a being which is
not God; this is also sin. This becomes especially evident in the lives of
Adah and Zillah the wives of Lamech. Th…