Good Men or Godly Men?
The United States Marine Corp clearly states that they want “a few good men.” Honestly only the best of the best make it through their training. Please take a moment to watch this video. It is a song written by beloved writer, Bill Gaither, stating that God needs a few good men and this was accented by highlighting a few of the men who, on 9/11, demonstrated tremendous courage in the face of possible death. This world needs good men. Better yet, we need Godly men!
The Question is…
I offer a penetrating question today: Does God want good men, or does God want GODLY men? Godly men are good, but good men are not necessarily godly. Is being ‘good’ alone, good enough?
‘“I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one. ‘ Ezekiel 22:30
Let’s take a look at the difference between good men and godly men. See if you can tell what makes one good and the other godly.
Good Men are well liked, they do the right thing. A good man has a good view of today and is known for his actions. A good man meets Physical needs and follows the Crowd.
Godly Men are well loved, and they do things right. A godly man has a good view of eternity and is known for his heart. A godly man meets Spiritual needs and follows Christ.
So the question truly is, “What is God looking for”? Does God want good or Godly?
As these questions filled my heart and soul and as I sensed God leading me to this subject, I was reminded of two Biblical stories.