Characteristics of a Godly Man
HE HAS INTEGRITY
A Godly man is one that puts an emphasis on his own integrity. He strives to be honest and just. He works to develop a strong ethical foundation. He has an understanding of Godly behaviour, and he wants to live to please God. A Godly man has a good character and a clean conscience.
HE KEEPS HIS HEART PURE
Oh, those stupid temptations! They know just how to get in the way of our Christian walk and our relationship with God. A Godly man strives to have purity of heart. He strives to avoid lust and oth-er temptations and works hard to overcome them. Is a godly man a perfect man? Well, not unless he’s Jesus. So, there are going to be times a Godly man makes a mistake. Yet, he works to make sure those mistakes are minimized.
HE DEVOTES HIMSELF TO GOD
God is always a priority to a Godly man. The man looks to God to guide him and direct his movements. He relies on God to provide him with an understanding of situations. He devotes his time to doing Godly work. Godly men go to church. They spend time in prayer. They read devotionals and do outreach to the community. They also spend time developing a relationship with God. These are all easy things you can start doing right now to grow your relationship with God.
HE NEVER GIVES UP
We all feel defeated at times when we just want to give up. There are times when the enemy comes in and tries to take away God’s plan from us and puts up barriers and obstacles. A Godly man knows the difference between God’s plan and his own. He knows never to give up when it’s God’s plan and to persevere through a situation, and he also knows when to change direction when he allows his own mind to get in the way of God’s plan.
HE USES HIS WORDS WISELY
We all speak out of turn sometimes, and often we are quicker to speak than to think through what we should say. A Godly man puts an emphasis on speaking well to others. This doesn’t mean a God-ly man skirts the truth or avoids confrontation. He actually works on telling the truth in a loving manner and in a way that people respect him for his honesty.