The Law and the Gospel
Herein lies the difference between the law and the gospel. The former shows itself in a denial of ungodliness and worldly lustin an avoiding of those things which tend to dishonor God, and pamper worldly desires and appetites. The latter, in an active following after gooda necessary counterpart and complement to a renunciation of evil. Soberly expresses the self-command and restraint which the Christian should always exercise over his thoughts and actions. Righteously describes the integrity that should regulate all his dealings towards his fellow men. Godly indicates the state of mind and conduct he should maintain in his relation toward God.