Touching Godliness by K.P. Yohannan

Oct 26

Touching Godliness by K.P. Yohannan

In a culture where people nearly regard belligerence as a virtue, it’s refreshing to hear a quiet, soothing voice remind us that the path to godliness leads through brokenness and submission to authority. K.P. Yohannan has a gentle way of pointing out our human tendency to rebel against authority. He doesn’t point fingers, blame, or condemn. He shows the error of pride and the rich benefits of submission so that you WANT to choose the latter.

This is the second time I’ve read this book. I think there was an earlier edition I read some time ago. But I wanted to pick it up to read again because of the political angst going on. I wanted to remind my spirit that submission is always best because it keeps me under the umbrella of God’s protection. Of course, submission isn’t my natural bent. I’m a strong-willed, first-born child, with a creative (non-linear) style so I resist being told what to do and I throw off rules that bind and restrict me. In areas where I have submitted, I feel the peace of knowing things are settled. In areas where I have not yet submitted to authority, I continue to struggle. So this was a helpful reminder of the path God has chosen for pursuing peace, both internally and externally.

Touching Godliness is an important message for Christians today. I encourage you to pick up a copy and absorb the truth it contains.

 

Book Quotes

“Being broken means we are willing to receive correction, humble ourselves, repent for our failures and allow others to have first place. It’s when we stop fighting for ourselves and become pliable in the hands of God. It is when our hearts are no longer hard but are becoming soft instead.”

–K.P. Yohannan, Touching Godliness

 

“To whom we submit doesn’t have that much to do with who is right or wrong, but rather with whom God has appointed as authority.”

–K.P. Yohannan, Touching Godliness

 

“Look at the children of Israel. They were always complaining and rebelling. Could it be that because of the abusive authority they knew in Egypt, they viewed their new authorities with contempt as those who would also mistreat them like their slave masters had?”

–K.P. Yohannan, Touching Godliness

 

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Touching Godliness

K.P. Yohannan

2013

256 pages