Christians and Churchians are like sugar and salt, you cannot tell the difference until you get a taste of them ~ Tangie T. Woods
The terms Godly and Christian are used too loosely in today’s society. Therefore, Churchians describe women who have been baptized into Christ but live contrary to the laws of God; another word for backsliders.
The best description is in Isaiah 29:13 and Matthew 15:8-9, “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Churchians attend worship [church] service for various reasons. For example, to cause discord within God’s two institutions—the church and other people marriages. Where there is discord, there can be no unity.
Our topics today will focus on biblical reflections of a godly woman. The Late Sister Ruth Williams and I cultivated a beautiful and genuine friendship and spiritual relationship. Our three most talked about topics were blessings of being godly women, strengthening a unified sisterhood and fulfilling our spiritual endeavors to encourage others in the Lord.
Godly Women, Servants of the Lord Seek God First. Holiness can only be achieved when we are made new creatures in Christ. We are indwelled by the Holy Spirit when we become born-again Christians; it is He that produces godliness in us as He sanctifies and molds us into the image of Christ. It is only by His grace that we can live upright, self-controlled and godly lives. A godly woman resists negative influences and distinguishes herself from the world having attributes of self-control and the fruit of the Spirit.
Godly Women, Adorn in Modesty. We must be conscious of our apparel and how we present ourselves. Modest apparels do not include low-cut revealing garments, short dresses or short skirts, or anything that is skin-tight. Modesty also includes our thoughts, emotions, behavior and controlling tongues. Hmmm, sometimes this one is hard, but it must be mastered by disciples of Christ. People become cynical about us and the church when there is so much pugnacious behavior and ungodly photos displayed on social media by women professing godliness.
Godly Women Show True Beauty. “Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised” ~ Proverbs 31:30. The inner beauty and showing reverence [respect] to God please Him. She knows the outward [woman] perishes and the inward [woman] is renewed day by day.
Godly Women Should Be Chaste, Not Chased. We should exemplify a meek and quiet spirit that are a great price in the sight of the Lord. Boisterous women make it hard to distinguish Christians from Churchians. We should not behave in a matter that brings negative attention to ourselves.
Godly Women Do Not Gossip And Are Not Busybodies. She does not participate in casual or unconstrained conversations or reports about other people, nor does she spread untruth to itching ears. She respects marriage boundaries when communicating with other women’s husbands, and she does not lower her standards to cross the forbidden line with married men. She does not allow her emotions to control her thoughts, words, and conversations despite what others think or say about her. Instead of returning wickedness, she prays for them.
Women, godliness manifests itself in our lives when we are in control of our desires. The world we live in does not make it easy, but as born-again Christians and disciples of Jesus, we should maintain self-control and resist the wiles of Satan and of Churchians. Remember, a reputation is built over time as others evaluate our choices and determine who we are based on how we behave to determine who is trustworthy and who is not. However, our allegiance is to God, and how He perceives us is what matters.
We must ask ourselves daily: do I talk like Jesus? Walk like Christ? Live like Jesus? Look like Jesus?
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you ~ Matthew 6:33.
“A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold” ~ Proverbs 22:1.
“A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth” ~ Ecclesiastes 7:1.
“And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not ~ I Timothy 5:13.
“Wherefore be ye not unwise but understanding what the will of the Lord is” ~ Ephesians 5:17.
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears” ~ II Timothy 4:3.
“Be ye followers of me even as I also am of Christ” ~ I Corinthians 11:4.
“Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine” ~ I Timothy 4:13.
“I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth ~ Acts 26:9.
“For our conversations is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto Himself – Philippians 3:20-21.