The Northfield

  2535 Shore Road

  Northfield, NJ 08225

  (609)646-1181

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03/29/2010

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Only Through HIS Help


"Those who are led by the Spirit of God, are sons of God" (Rom. 8:14).

Jane really enjoys watching HGTV. Are you familiar with it's format? Many of the shows revolve around people being led through homes with the prospect of buying. I'm not an expert but I've figured out that much of the appeal in each home is related to it's location and how it is displayed. What's that they say about starting a consumer based business?? Location! Location! Location! We have all been with people that show a degree of piety.....A form of godliness....These may be the people that the apostle Paul is speaking of when he wrote to Timothy about, "men of corrupt mind who have been robbed of the truth and think that godliness is a means to financial gain" (1 Tim. 6:5). Being godly for the wrong reasons reminds me of the song, "Lookin' For Love in all the Wrong Places." It is not a means to wealth, popularity or health....There is only one reason to pursue and display godliness, and that is to please God...

In 2 Timothy 3:5, after listing people with a whole bunch of unsavory characteristics, Paul writes; "having a form of godliness, but denying its power....have nothing to do with them." There are a lot of things we can do on our own....Being godly is not one of them!!! In our search for godliness this one thing keeps recycling over and over....We need HIS help! If we truly believe Phil. 4:13, it is undeniable. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." "If by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live...those who are led by the Spirit of God, are sons of God."

By His grace, and only by His grace, can we become what He wants us to be. Through Him we can attain the virtue of godliness. The degree of true godliness we may attain is possible only through how close we are willing to get to God...Location! Location! Location!

Have a great beginning to your week...Start it out with a RAK or two... Love mark Phil. 4:11

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