If you’re here, you probably want to learn why it’s important to live a godly life as well as know the benefits of living a godly life that you will have for being a godly man or godly woman.
There are many benefits that come with godly living and this article today will show you some of the major benefits that come when you live a godly lifestyle.
Without wasting much of your time, let’s look at the 12 major benefits of living a godly life that will inspire you to be a godly person in this evil and polluted world we live in.
What Godly Living Means?
Godly living means to live with the end in mind. It means knowing what you are called to do, and then doing it. So, that means pursuing a life of holiness and obedience, even when it is hard. Does that mean we will never sin?
Of course not! We are all sinners at heart. However, Godly living means that we should pursue a life where we are continually growing closer to Jesus Christ through His Word and prayer.
As we grow closer to Him, He gives us the power to say no to our sinful desires and yes to His will for our lives. Godly living also means being a channel of blessing to others around us by sharing the goodness of Christ with them.
Paul says in Romans 1:14 that he was obligated to share the gospel with all people because of their need for Jesus Christ. As believers in Jesus Christ, this is our calling as well.
So, to sum up, living godly means obeying God’s word and submitting to his will for our lives through the power of the Spirit. This is how we resist temptation and overcome sin.
12 Main Benefits Of Godly Living.
Take your time in reading the 12 major benefits of godly living below that will motivate you to become a godly person in your Christian life.
- You Will Enjoy God’s Presence.
- You Will Attract God’s Blessings.
- You Attract The Presence Of The Holy Spirit.
- You Will Enjoy God’s Protection.
- You Will Have Peace Of Mind
- You Will Have Victory Over Sin.
- The Lord Will Be With You.
- You Will Have Godly Contentment.
- You Will Qualify For Heaven.
- Your Life Will Be Filled With Joy.
- You Will Have Hope.
- Your Christian Faith Will Be Stronger.
1. You Will Enjoy God’s Presence.
One of the major benefits of living a godly life that please the Lord Jesus Christ is that you will enjoy God’s presence in your life, which will bring comfort and refreshment to your soul.
The Psalmist David says in Psalms 16:11 that in the presence of the Lord, there is fullness of joy with will be the case in your life if you live godly in this present evil world.
So, if you want the presence of the Lord to be in your life and not to depart from you, live a holy life of godliness and keep sin as far away as possible from your life if you don’t want God’s presence to leave you.
2. You Will Attract God’s Blessings.
Living a godly life also attracts God’s blessings upon your life. Psalms 5:12 tells us the Lord blesses the righteous and surrounds them with favor and a shied.
The above benefit of godly living must be one of your major motivations to live a godly lifestyle that pleases the Lord Jesus Christ that’s above sin because if you live a life of godliness and righteousness, God’s blessing will be upon you.
However, if you are living a life of sin, all these manifold blessings that God promises only to those living godly in this present evil world will not apply to you. So, let, godliness be the daily lifestyle you live by if you want to be blessed all the days of your life.
3. You Attract The Presence Of The Holy Spirit.
If you live a holy life that consists of godliness and righteousness, you will also attract the Holy Spirit who dwells in the life of every true believer who embraces godly living.
But if you are living a life of sin, the Holy Spirit will not be in your life as He can’t dwell in the presence of sin or bodies that are defied by sin.
1 Corinthians 6:19 in the new testament tells us that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit where He dwells which is why you can’t afford to defile yourself with sin if you don’t want God’s Spirit to depart from you.
4. You Will Enjoy God’s Protection.
God’s protection from evil will be another benefit that will come if you are living a godly life that is why you must always strive to be godly as it comes with many perks and benefits.
Isaiah 54:17 promises those who maintain godliness in their Christian life that no weapons formed against them that shall prosper and I am sure that you are very familiar with that bible verse.
On the other hand, if you are not living a life of godliness and holiness, this hedge of protection the Lord promises on the righteous will not be in your life, which will make you susceptible to all manner of demonic attacks from Satan.
5. You Will Have Peace Of Mind.
Having peace of mind will be another benefit of living a godly life that you will notice also if you maintain a godly lifestyle. Psalm 46:1-3 says, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore, you will not have fear of the future now will you worry when the storm of life come upon you as you have the peace the Lord Jesus Christ promises in John 14:27 that surpasses all understanding that the world cannot give you.
But, if you are not a godly person who embraces godly living in your life, this peace that Jesus Christ promises to His children will not be in your life and you will be like a troubled see as Isaiah 57:20 tells us.
6. You Will Have Victory Over Sin.
Victory over sin will be another benefit that will come if you live a life of godliness and holiness, which is why the importance of holy living if you are a believer in Christ Jesus, cannot be overemphasized.
2 Peter 1:3 tells us that God has given us His divine power that we need to live a life of godliness and holiness for his own glory and goodness. In short, God has given us everything we need to live a godly life because he loves each one of us dearly and wants us to be holy.
This victory over sin will be possible because if you are a truly born again Christian, you will be a partaker of the divine nature of God 1 Peter 1:4 talks about that will empower you to have victory over sin by His grace.
7. The Lord Will Be With You.
If you are a godly person who’s living a life of holiness in your Christian life, you can be assured that God is with you always.
Hebrews 13:5 says that the Lord will never leave us nor forsake us under any circumstance, which is wonderful indeed unlike people who can unexpectedly leave you when you need them the most; the Lord will never do that.
Instead, He will draw even closer to you when you need Him the most and not away from you but if you are not living a life of godliness that’s above sin, this promise won’t apply to you.
8. You Will Have Godly Contentment.
Godliness with contentment which is a great gain that 1 Timothy 6:6-10 talks about will also be another important benefit you will have in your Christian life if you live godly.
On the other hand, if you are not living godly in your Christian living, this godly contentment will not be in your life and you will find yourself being discontent with your life regardless of how much money you may have in this world.
But if you are godly, this godliness with contentment that makes you content in all things, no matter how little will be in your life and you will not have to seek for contentment outside as you know true contentment is only found in Jesus Christ alone, not in things or other people.
9. You Will Qualify For Heaven.
If you are a godly person who matins holiness in your daily life, you will be eligible for heaven as holiness is the only passport one needs to enter heaven as Hebrews 12:14 tells us.
However, if you are still an ungodly person who’s still living in sin, you won’t enter heaven as heaven is not a place for ungodly people who have not yet received salvation and eternal life by giving their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ.
You can’t afford to miss heaven because if you do, you will be very unfortunate indeed. Therefore, live a godly life that’s free from sin if you don’t want to miss heaven, the eternal home of all redeemed saints of all ages that is full of everlasting joy.
10. Your Life Will Be Filled With Joy.
You will also be filled with joy and peace if you are living a godly life that pleases and glorifies the Lord and this joy will be the joy from above that will truly satisfy your soul that this world simply cannot give you.
It’s this heavenly joy from above that will be your strength in your daily Christian living as Nehemiah 8:10 tells us in the Old Testament which will make you happy and joyful in all situations, whether good or bad.
We all want to be joyful in our lives but we make the mistake of seeking it in the wrong places where it can’t be found. All the joy you seek that can satisfy your soul is found in the Lord and nowhere else. So, be godly if you want the joy of the Lord in your life.
11. You Will Have Hope.
A relationship with Christ Jesus based on godliness gives us hope and confidence that all things are possible with God to all those who trust in Him (Matthew 19:2).
We can face difficult circumstances with joy because we know that God is always near, watching over us with love. He never leaves our side, even if everyone else walks away (Isaiah 41:10). When we put our trust in Him, He promises to take care of us now and into eternity.
Other than that, if you live godly, you have the blessed hope of eternal life which means that when you die, you will spend eternity with God, Jesus Christ, and the redeemed saints of all times in heaven forever and everywhere there will be no more suffering (Revelations 21:4-6).
12. Your Christian Faith Will Be Stronger.
Last but not least, having a strong Christian faith grounded in God’s word will be one of the most important benefits of living a godly life that you will enjoy as well as godly living involves faith as without faith, you can’t please the Lord ( Hebrews 11:6).
To live a godly life, we must have faith (1 John 5:4). Faith in God helps us develop an eternal perspective and realize that this world is not our permanent home (Hebrews 11:10).
It also motivates us to live for the Lord today, placing value on things that matter most to Him (Matthew 6:19-21). This will help us avoid distractions and stay focused on what really matters in this life.
The above 12 benefits of living a godly life are just one of many you will find in the bible and I hope after reading them, you will be motivated to be a godly person in this present life unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. In closing, if this post edified your soul, let me know in the comments below. Stay blessed and don’t forget to share.
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