Good Men or Godly Men?
2. Deep Convictions
While I could have used the word ‘commitment’, I fear that the concept of commitment has fallen on hard times. Your convictions are unshakeable, unbreakable, & unchangeable.
Sadly, too many of us have convictions about things which don’t really matter for eternity. Who wins the World Cup or the Superbowl is not really big stuff in light of eternity! Whatever country wins the World Cup is inconsequential. Whoever becomes MVP or the #1 athlete in the world is truly temporary. Whoever won Indi 500 won’t be listed on the walls of heaven.
Godly men have deep convictions about the things of God and their relevance to the souls of men today. Honestly, Godly men are concerned about the souls of their family. Godly men are focused on the spiritual climate in their community. The reason this is so is that Godly men believe that Jesus is the only way to God, to Heaven, and to eternal life. Their conviction is that everyone who doesn’t know Jesus needs to know Jesus because eternal life is found in Jesus Christ alone!
By The Way
By the way, a Godly man will have his struggles. For me, I can identify with the Apostle Paul when he writes, “Those things I want to do, I don’t and those things I don’t want to do, I do.” He continues his testimony by saying, “I haven’t reached my goal, but guess what? I’m not giving up, giving in, or going back! I’m pressing, leaning, reaching, and going forward toward my goal… Jesus.”
The Godly man is so deeply committed that he says, “If you want to go with me, let’s go. If not, I’ll see you later because as for me and my house we will ‘SERVE’ the Lord.” We’ll not just talk about it, we’ll do it!