Godly entry from the Amtract Dictionary

Personal Comment – The concept of “godly” has to do with God. How God is, so is the godly. When we take on voluntarily the good and righteous character of God, then we become godly, and when we do God’s work in this way that God wants it done, then we are also associated with or become godly.

That which proceeds from God, and is pleasing to him. It also signifies conformity to his will, and assimilation to his character, Ps 12:1 Mal 2:15 2Co 1:2 Tit 2:12. Godliness is the substance of revealed religion, 1Ti 3:16; 4:8 2Pe 1:6.