Updated: Oct 7, 2022
Video from Grace for Purpose
Men and women, if they belong to Christ by faith, have a godly sorrow that “produces repentance leading to salvation (2 Corinthians 7:10). We must have the gift of salvation by grace through faith or no man or woman can be truly godly. The word godly in the Bible means “pious” or “holy.”
Piety and holiness are only achieved when we are made new creations in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). As Born-again Christians we are indwelled by the Holy Spirit who produces godliness in us as He sanctifies us (more Christ like) and shapes us into the image of Christ. By God's grace we are able to “live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age” (Titus 2:12).
Godliness becomes evident in our lives when we are in control of our appetites, passions and desires. We live in a worldly culture and must resist ungodly, sinful influences around us. One way a godly woman distinguishes herself from the world is by her self-control. She practices restraint and does not give free rein to uninhibited emotions, attitudes, words, and appetites.