In the course of going through this book, I have found several typographical errors which I have taken the liberty to correct. Selections on which corrections have been made are denoted by an asterisk next to the page number on the post, mostly for my own recollection. Corrections that have been made have no bearing on the subject matter. In addition, the reader of this blog should note that the postings I make are not in the same order of the book and are completely arbitrary,

Friday, April 1, 2011

Vital Godliness

Vital Godliness

Godliness, a word that means piety and reverence.
(pg. 62

It's lack in the world...
                              Psalm 12:1-8
Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth;
for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
They speak vanity every one with his neighbour:
with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, 
and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail;
our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy,
now will I arise, saith the LORD; 
I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him. 
The words of the LORD are pure words:
as silver tried in a furnace of earth, 
purified seven times.Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, 
thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. 
The wicked walk on every side, 
when the vilest men are exalted.
 It's need among the worldly...
                             2 Timothy 3:5
 Having a form of godliness, 
but denying the power thereof:
from such turn away.
 It's pattern and source in Christ...
                             1 Timothy 3:16
And without controversy great is the mystery 
of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh,
justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, 
preached unto the Gentiles, 
believed on in the world, 
received up into glory.
                            Hebrews 5:7

Who in the days of his flesh, 
when he had offered up prayers 
and supplications with strong crying 
and tears unto him that was able to save
him from death, and was heard in that he feared;

It's power for believers...
                           2 Peter 1:3
According as his divine power hath given unto us
all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him that hath called us 
to glory and virtue:

                          2 Timothy 3:16-18
All scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, 
for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
That the man of God may be perfect,
thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

It's pursuit by believers...
                         2 Peter1:3
According as his divine power
hath given unto us all things that pertain
unto life and godliness, 
through the knowledge of him 
that hath called us to glory and virtue:
                        1 Timothy 6:11 
But thou, O man of God, flee these things; 
and follow after righteousness,
godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

It's treatment by the world...
                         2 Timothy 3:12
Yea, and all that will live godly
in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

It's importance in view of eternity...
                        2 Peter 3:16
As also in all his epistles,
speaking in them of these things; 
in which are some things hard to be understood, 
which they that are unlearned 
and unstable wrest, 
as they do also the other scriptures,
unto their own destruction.

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