The “grace of God” teaches us to discern proper actions. We are to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts. The us in this passage refers to all men in general and to believers in particular.
This is not an off hand instruction. This instruction is given because God’s creatures have a tendency to act like children who seem to lack understanding, maturity, and who need training. This is written to educate and discipline us to right conduct.
Ungodliness is demonstrated when one is impious. Impiety involves irreverence towards the Supreme Being. It is wanting in veneration of God and his authority. It is irreligious and profane. It treats with contempt, sacred things. It is secular; polluted; not pure.
Worldly lust is demonstrated when one is involved in wickedness. Wickedness is a departure from the rules of the divine law. It shows an evil disposition or practices. It involves immorality, crime, sin, sinfulness, corrupt manners, or any evil practices. Worldly lust is understood to take as important the orderly arrangement attempted by those who deny Gods arrangement and purpose. Essentially is the corruption of God’s order. It is the longing for ways which are forbidden by God.
The bottom line is, “Do not mix the worldly ways with God’s ways!”
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