Our Duty to Live Godly
27 November 2022 AM – Romans 13:11-14 – Rom2022 – Scott Childs
Introduction: As Christians, we have a duty to obey government (v.1-7), we have a duty to love others (v.8-10), but we also have a duty to live godly (v.11-14). Godliness is not an option in the Christian life. God expects His children to live godly lives. (Titus 2:12) “Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;” If you know Christ as your Saviour, not only has He delivered you from hell, but He has delivered you from the ungodliness of this sinful world. As Christians, all too often, we walk in the flesh. That is living the Christian life by our own effort and not depending on the Holy Spirit. Thus, we read in Galatians 5:16, “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.“
While we may know all this, many Christians do not know how to make it work in their daily lives.
Transition: As we look at this section, I want us to note the four steps we must take to fulfil our duty to live godly.
We must wake up (Ro 13:11)