2 Timothy 3:5 Having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with these people.
This verse speaks of those in our lives or even us as I’ll get to that have a form of godliness but deny it’s power. Confessing they believe in God but their lives are unchanged. If God doesn’t change your life then God isn’t in your life…it’s that simple. That’s what this verse is saying to watch out for. Hearers and not doers.
Now, does that mean we only hang around believers. In a sense YES, starting with ourselves. Jesus did hang around sinners but not to sin, he hung around to minister and be an example of that power. As believers we all should want to minister, that’s part of God’s changing power but here’s the thing. Our lives have to reflect God’s power. If we say we’re saved yet go around conquered and our faith is wavering and we curse, show anger, worry, complain, gossip, cheat, lie, scheme we are denying it’s power to change ourselves and we shouldn’t go around mis-representing our all powerful God to people still on the fence.
The goal here is to bring people to the saving power of Jesus Christ. We as believers have to reflect that power expressing joy, contentness, confidence, clean vocabulary, good conversation, love, patience all the things God has empowered us to obtain thru faith. Then, we can have something to do with those people and those people can have something to do with us.
It goes both ways but results in one. Godliness…is it in you?
“If God doesn’t change your life then God isn’t in your life…it’s that simple.”