The mystery of godliness!
Scripture reading for September 26th: 1 Timothy 3, Psalm 43, Proverbs 8
Key Scriptures: 1st Timothy 3:14-16 “I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these things to you so that, if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth. Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.”
Paul hoped to see his son in the faith, Timothy, soon. But in case that didn’t happen, he wrote down some instructions for his conduct and those of other elders in the church. The church was God’s family (household), and a “pillar and buttress” of truth. Jesus Christ is the “truth” and the ultimate revelation of the mystery of true godliness. His birth, death and resurrection from the dead, appearance on earth and in heaven is proclaimed among the nations prompting faith and salvation. He alone is worthy of worship and eternal praise!
Faith Confession: I want to live a godly life. The mystery of godliness is great and is found in the greatest Man, the Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God. Through faith in Him, God has granted me the desires of my heart.
Psalm 43:3-4 “Send out Your light and Your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to Your holy hill and to Your dwelling! Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy, and I will praise You with the lyre, O God, my God.”