To live a godly life in Christ we must:
- Realize that God loves us with an unconditional love. When we draw nearer and nearer to Christ, our desire to follow the way of temptation will fade. No one will ever care as much for us as the Savior does. Christ died so that we might have eternal life. His grace is a gift that cannot be purchased through good works or outstanding behavior. He loved us even before we were born, and He loves us now. We cannot earn His love, and we cannot lose it.
- Invest in our spiritual future. We are involved in a spiritual battle. Unseen forces wage war against us, but Christ has won the ultimate victory for us. We are victorious only through faith in Jesus Christ—faith that must be built and maintained through love and devotion to God's Son.
Prayer: God, help me to live a godly life that honors You. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"You ought to live holy and godly lives" (2 Peter 3:11).