While I was chatting on the phone with my oldest girlfriend, she mentioned the piety stall at her local church.
Being so kind and caring, my friend ran the little faith store. Old friends can be best friends. They are like diamonds, precious and rare. Our friendship winds back to 1977 when we were young teachers and catechists. I admire people like her, doing their best to magnify God. Upon reflection, my oldest friend is still like Jesus: a staunch, devoted friend. We do treasure old friends.
And to knowledge, self-control, and to self-control, perseverance, and to perseverance, godliness. This text has significance for any Christian who has Jesus as their best and oldest friend and companion. I take this to mean I must persevere in my beliefs.
We can manage our piety stalls by worshipping in faith and praying for godliness. We are all on a spiritual journey. Regardless of our age, we can read the Bible and reflect on God’s love, which sends us the blessing of the grace of Jesus, our oldest friend.
When two or more are gathered in God’s name, we can celebrate godliness. If we are restricted at home, we can manage our own piety stall. As Christians, we should persevere in aspiring to godliness, praying in faith for Jesus’ holy grace. Piety was shown in Jesus’ great sacrifice for each of us on the cross, and Jesus’ love for each of us remains.
How are you managing your piety stall today?
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