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What Is A Godly Man

What are the characteristics of a "Godly Man?"

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To ---Donna66 I am so very thankful for your salvation Donna. Yours is third testimony that I know of where lifestyle evangelism really worked. And thank God for your roommate. Thankful for you and most of all I'm thankful for the Lord Jesus Christ, and I believe anybody's salvation is cause for celebration.
---mima on 2/6/10

Mima, I love you and think that you are doing a great job evangelizing in prisons and other places. No one on these site has talked about that more then you. But I believe a little pride has entered in your work. What I saw as an error was that you compared your evangelizing as better and Bob's as a cop-out. Instead of edifying Bob you cut him down. You could have said, "Bob, why don't you try this or that" something that could help him in his ministry. That was the reason I answered. Bob gave a good testimony the way he experienced it. If I remember correctly the reason Paul was given a thorn on this side was because God didn't want him to be prideful for doing what he was doing for God. Peace brother.
---MarkV. on 2/6/10

Mima-- I was won by "life-style" evangelism.
I did all I could to avoid talk of spirituality. My roomate didn't press me. But as time went on I became more impressed with her manner and unselfishness.

Few Christians would do what she did (and many would raise eyebrows). I was a smoker...I loved my cigarettes! I must have been miserable for a non-smoker to live with. (though smoking was widely accepted then).
I was in awe, because, regularly, she would bring me packs of matches advertising places she had been. HER idea, NOT mine! Nothing SHE cared about. She actually thought about what was important to ME.

I began listening, accepted Christ and gave up smoking. She won me by her unconventional "witness"
---Donna66 on 2/5/10

Francis //Jesus said to eat with UNWASHED HANDS does not defile. Jesus NEVER said to eat what you want. that would be contrary to His fathers will.

While the orginal charge from the Pharisees was that Jesus' disciples ate with unclean hands, Jesus in reply stated that "Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?" (Thus he declared all foods clean.) Mark 7:18f

What is truly contrary to the Father's will is to believe the church is still under the old covenant dispensation. In doing that you identify yourself as a slave child of Hagar (see Galatians 4:24f).
---Lee1538 on 2/4/10

The list of attributes is summarized very nicely in 2 Peter:

2 Peter 1:5-8 "Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ."

Also, Peter tells us that if these 7 are ours and are ever increasing, we will NEVER stumble.
---Mark_Eaton on 2/3/10

Mima, I do not see one thing wrong with Bob's statements. I cannot understand how you can say it is a cop out. Maybe the way you evangelize is different and maybe it works for you that way, but Bob's way is not wrong at all. Maybe you could have said you did your evangelizing differently since you go to prisons. He does not go to prisons or he would have said that, plus he never said his way was the only right way. He just happen to give what he does. I am sorry but your way is not the only way. It might be the way God directs you, but not the way God directs everyone.
---MarkV. on 2/3/10

Can you and I pray for a lost person's salvation. The answer is yes and that answer can be found in Scripture in first John 5:14-15,
" 14-And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

15-And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him."

Scripture says, second Peter 3:9,
(paraphrase)"The Lord is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance" so while praying for someone who is lost to be saved you can be certain you are praying in God's will and you can be certain you have the petition you have made of God !!!
---mima on 2/3/10

After I got saved, I thought my family, friends, and co-workers needed the same thing. Surprise! The number 1 answers I heard were all similar. I'm glad you found something that works for you. Paul said I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth. I planted and watered many seeds during the last 25 years but I know God has to finish the job through the Holy Spirit. Unless the Holy Spirit convicts one of their sins and prepares their heart, it just doesn't work. When God does that He knows He can use me as an instrument to lead them to Christ! I share my testimony and God's salvation plan every time I get a chance. I tell them anytime they are ready I'll be there for them. Humbly, I can say they all know I am a child of God.
---Bob on 2/3/10

Last Sunday in prison ministry 10 young men asked ASK the Lord Jesus Christ to save their souls I very diligently inquired as to whether or not any of them ever asked the Lord Jesus Christ to save them before last Sunday all said no this was their first time to ask. You want to know whether or not they are saved now after asking I would direct you to John 6:37,"All that the Father giveth me shall come to me, and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out."

The Holy Spirit did not use my lifestyle(all my righteousness is as filthy rags ) the Holy Spirit convicted these men after they were asked if they wanted to be saved.
---mima on 2/3/10

"and lead others to Christ when they see Christ living His life in and through him. He will let his light shine before man and always be prepared to share his testimony and God's loving kindness to others."
---Bob on 2/2/10

Above is a perfect description of "lifestyle" evangelism. It sounds wonderful. But in actuality it is a cop out a refusal to verbally confront the sinner and sin. I feel confident that Bob is a blood bought, on his way to heaven, Christian. I have great admiration for Bob but statements like the one above are very misleading if you are concerned about being a soulwinner!!!
---mima on 2/3/10

Can't give a reply in 125 words. To summarize briefly I would say: A Godly man is one who is saved and tries to live his life in the accordance with God's Word and in accordance with His will. He will be led and live by the fruits of the Holy Spirit and worship his God with all his mind, heart, and soul. He will pray for God to give him the wisdom he needs to make godly decisions and to be a loving husband, father, and lead others to Christ when they see Christ living His life in and through him. He will let his light shine before man and always be prepared to share his testimony and God's loving kindness to others.
---Bob on 2/2/10

The man that I would want as head of my house would have these characteristics:
1. Loves the Lord, which means to obey his word.
2. Loves, honors and respects family and me.
3. Provides for his family.
4. Has integrity, shows compassion and charity for his fellow man.
5. Enjoys working in Gods Army.
6. Enjoys attending and participating in church.
7. Not stingy, pays tithes, offerings and gives to charities.
8. Has pride in himself -not worldly pride- but the way he looks, smells and acts.
9. Takes care of his business.
10. Not lazy.
11. Allows me to be a help to him.
---ashle7439 on 1/30/10

Mima, the character is not of the man, but of the Spirit he/she willingly yields to and allows to be made manifest.
Jesus is the vine, man is the branch, without Him man can do nothing, with Him all things, in accordance with His word, are possible. For it is He that works in and through 'man', no gender implied, both to will, and to do. All that is required of man, is to rest, in Him.
---Josef on 1/29/10

1 Kings 2:2 I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man,

1 Kings 2:3 And keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself:

This is what a godly man does!
---francis on 1/29/10

I have examined myself by the post written by---Josef and I have found myself to totally fail!!!
---mima on 1/29/10

"What are the characteristics of a "Godly Man?" Love and steadfastness.

Characteristically, the "godly man" is always patient and kind, never resentfully envious or covetous. Never boastful or proud. Never high-minded, rude or selfish. He is one who is never irritable or touchy, never holds grudges and hardly takes notice when done wrong. Always sadden by an injustice, but rejoices when truth is brought to light.

The Godly man in today's society would probably initially, and inaccurately, be mistaken as wimpish or weak, simply because his power and strength is in his character, and as one who knows his strength, will need no external physical and/or emotional display to confirm it.
---Josef on 1/29/10

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My reason for refusing to call Joseph holy is based on the following scripture, Revelation 15:4 where we find,"Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy:" Now that which is holy is worthy of being worshiped. Joseph is not to be worshiped nor mary either of course, also please consider what the Bible calls Joseph ,Matthew 1:19 - "Then Joseph her husband, being a just man," let us remember that a man can be just and still not be holy. For example a righteous judge would be just but he would not be holy!! I believe holy is to be reserved for one person that person the Lord Jesus Christ whom you and I follow.
---mima on 1/28/10

mi ma, what do you consider Joseph? an unholy man? I know you better than know Joseph was a holy man or else he wouldn't have become Mary's husband after she gave birth to Jesus.

Matthew 1:19 - Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.

Matthew 1:20 - But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
---Donna on 1/28/10

One who exhibits the fruits of the Spirit and who diligently seeks God. While everyone makes mistakes, I think a Godly man would be humble and wish to do the right thing (obey God). The main thing to look for is his capacity to LOVE. Without love we are nothing.
---jody on 1/27/10

Please tell me where I can find Scripture to back up this statement,"Didn't Joseph take Mary as his wife and he was a holy man,"
---mima on 1/27/10

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And, Donna, Jesus has us His Bride. So, I'd say we can't say He isn't interested in marriage (c:
---Bill_bila5659 on 1/26/10

Bill, thanks for enlightening me. I completely forgot about that part. I was being carnal-minded yesterday and only thought of the marriage between a man and a woman, sorry for that.

Don't forget now, Jesus is coming back for a Bride without spot or wrinkle, I wonder who qualifies under those terms?
---Donna on 1/27/10

A godly man is Christlike: he "talks-the-talk", and more importantly, "he walks-the-walk".
---Eloy on 1/27/10

first he professes God in both deeds,and choices,he is a servant to all,he has integrity,
---tom2 on 1/27/10

Donna, it was just a little tongue-in-cheek comment. I have a weird sense of humor sometimes especially when it comes to marriage.
---ralph7477 on 1/26/10

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honest, humble, submissive to God in His peace and caring for all people

And, Donna, Jesus has us His Bride. So, I'd say we can't say He isn't interested in marriage (c:
---Bill_bila5659 on 1/26/10

1. God sought him, not that he sought God coz Rom 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
Rom 3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

Joh 6:45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me

a godly "person" is one who KNOWS they are a sinner and always will be in this life, and are kept only by the power of God though they will fall short "all" the time LOOKING to HIM for all there hope in this life and the world to come. Pressing toward the mark and high calling of God.

A godly person "will" know the gospel God taught him
---steven-rem7000 on 1/26/10

Donna, if a godly man is one who takes after Jesus, he won't have a wife or kids. Just saying.
---ralph7477 on 1/26/10

ralph, didn't Moses take after Jesus? Noah? Joseph? Abraham? Peter? James? John? didn't they all have wives? Peter had a mother in law whom Jesus healed so we know he had a wife.
Didn't Joseph take Mary as his wife and he was a holy man, right? And they had other children after jesus, right?

Your statement doesn't make sense. Sorry, don't mean to be offensive here.
---Donna on 1/26/10

2. there are hundreds of religion out ther and 99% of them call themselves christain. A godly man will know his God and the gospel "wherein the righteousness of God is revealed" Rm1:16. I would tel you good luck finding a REAL one, but i do not believe in luck. My God is a sovereign God and a righteous judge and a loving Father. to His sons for a thousand generations. I could point you to a faithful church, though there are probably "less" than 1% out of 100% professing christanity and that is being nice sorry to say. People usally don't like the truth, hope your motive for this question is honest. And i am thinking i answered it wiht "all" honesty. There is is allot to say about your ? grace i stand
---steven-rem7000 on 1/26/10

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These days your guess is as good as mine.
But, maybe its a man, who in his heart believes.
That God can do anything, and will do anything.
To make you stop judging. Not because its a question of right and wrong.

But because it is a question of, right and wrong!
Whereby we keep judging ourselves, where he said let me judge!
We give not this honor to God, but try to take it from him.

Or maybe it a man, who just knows the world, would rather come to its knees, First.
And waits!

God Bless
---TheSeg on 1/26/10

Donna, if a godly man is one who takes after Jesus, he won't have a wife or kids. Just saying.
---ralph7477 on 1/26/10

A man who's heart is after God's heart.

A man who prays. A man who respects people, especially his wife, kids, everyone for that matter.

A man who Keeps Gods word (forgives his enemies, turns the other cheek, shows mercy to people, is kind-hearted, patient, loving, caring).

A Godly man should take after Jesus, even though a Godly man is a repentent sinner, He can still be like Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit.
---Donna on 1/26/10

Check the Beatitudes, Matthew 5.
---Cluny on 1/26/10

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