What does godliness actually mean? The term itself sounds a little scary, doesn’t it? After all, “How could I ever be thought of as being godly?” Indeed, knowing the reality of human nature, how could any of us? But isn’t there a misunderstanding here? You see, the definition of godliness is: devotion which is characterized by an attitude toward doing that which pleases God. So we shouldn’t think of godliness only as a position we need to arrive at somewhere along life’s path, much less a final destination. Instead, it is what we are to devote ourselves toward. Godliness is a mindset of pursuit—a quest which keeps us constantly engaged in seeking God’s will, and thus living to please Him.
(Excerpted from “Free from the Power of Sin: The Keys to Growing in God in Spite of Yourself”)