"Add to your faith.........godliness......" II Peter 1:6
Jesus is the reason we know what godliness looks like. He came to live out God's love and power in a fallen world.
Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify about me, but you do not believe because you are not my sheep. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all ; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” John 10:25-30
"Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves." John 14:8-11
In His first public teaching, Jesus described what godliness looks like, how it acts and how it thinks. We know this teaching as The Sermon on the Mount.
Godliness is where eternity intersects with time.
Godliness is where God's holiness condemns mankind's sinfulness.
Godliness is where the God's power connects with man's weakness.
Godliness brings Heavenly truths to bear against earthly troubles.
Godliness allows God's healing to touch hurting hearts.
In short, godliness brings God's Kingdom to earth so His will can be done!
Godliness came through Jesus.
Jesus wants godliness to come through you!