1 Timothy 2:2 …in all godliness and reverence.
Paul in 1 Timothy spends lots of time talking about godliness; it’s a theme through out his book. We can assume that godliness is something that is necessary for our lives. MacArthur describes godliness as “holy living”, great definition I thought. In all things, we should have an attitude that is worthy of God. In all places, we should behave in a manner that only brings glory to God. That’s an easy thing to do, in theory. Yet, totally different to carry out in real life with real life issues, heart ache, and emotions; all of which tend to get the better of us. Reverence refers to how we behave before me. It’s how our godliness is shown to others. It’s staying quiet when we would rather yell. It’s forgiving when we would rather retaliate.