Obviously, there are not 3 steps to make you godly.
But the pursuit of holiness and godliness is something to be desired by every redeemed child of God. I am often asked by the younger disciples…’how to become more godly?’
While it is a long process… and we will never really get there this side of heaven… and it is a work of the Holy Spirit, there is some Biblical instruction.
In James chapter 1, we have 3 steps in the right direction. James says in 1:26-27 that if you want your religion to be pure and undefiled before God the Father and not worthless, then do these 3 things.
- Bridle your tongue (our words reveal our hearts. when you cuss and curse and gossip and slander, you are showing how dirty your heart is. even if what you are saying is somewhat true.)
- visit widows and orphans in their affliction (our attention and concern to those who are truly needy is crucial to being the real church)
- keep yourself unstained from the world (the world is opposed to God in its sinful rebellion. is it impacting you or are you impacting it? even if its not killing you, is it staining you?)
Again, this isn’t the only way to be godly. Its not as easy as 1,2,3, but this is a great step in the right direction.
How are you doing in these three areas?