What Does a Godly life look like? A message for dads and everyone else! (Daniel 6:1-4)
Introduction: This is Father’s day and we want to say, “Happy Father’s day” to all of our dads! While we certainly want our Father’s here and everywhere to be godly men, we should all desire to be godly people. J.C. Ryle, a 19th century pastor and theologian once said: “A zealous man in religion is preeminently a man of one thing. It is not enough to say he is earnest, hearty, uncompromising, wholehearted, fervent in spirit. He only sees one thing, he cares for one thing, he lives for one thing, he is swallowed up in one thing; and that one thing is to please God….” What if every believer was this zealous to be godly and please God? Think of the impact the Church would make among the lost if our one aim were to accomplish God’s will on this earth. So, we should all be asking ourselves, “Am I zealous to be a godly person?” In order to answer that question, we need to see and understand what it means to be godly. To do this we turn to a great example of godliness the prophet “Daniel” In Daniel we see a godly life illustrated.
A godly life is a life completely surrendered to knowing and doing God’s will for and with my life. Today I want us to see seven things in Daniel, that show us what a godly life looks like as a dad, man or anyone else. (notice first a godly life starts with…)
Conclusion: So, what if you were this zealous to be a godly dad or person and to please God?