In 1 Timothy 3:16 Paul delivers a short hymn that affirms both the humanity and divinity of Christ. Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory. In this hymn Paul is able to reveal the mystery of godliness which is also the secret to how we become godly and how Christ set the stage for us. Through Christ we are able to live godly lives because He has given us both the example and power to do so.