Good people and Godly people

This past summer was absolutely fantastic! I was able to spend lots of time with my family and in devotional time seeking God. During those quiet moments, the Holy Spirit lead me toward studying on the topic of discipleship, most importantly the difference between being “good” and being “Godly.”

So often we get caught up in the personality, charisma, or personal sentiment regarding people. We like them, so therefore that automatically means that God does too. Nice people, who treat me well, tell me what I want to hear, and give me what I want. But the chasm between good and Godly is enormous.

Consider Jesus’ words in Luke 18:19:

And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.”

Paul also confirms this sentiment in Romans 3:23

…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

In the New Testament sense, NOBODY is worthy of God. It doesn’t matter how well we treat our spouses, take care of family, give to good causes, or attend church.

The ONLY way that we can be justified is through having a relationship with Jesus Christ! As John 14:6 states:

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