Have you ever been to a gym? You walk in and people are sweating and smiling (or perhaps grunting?). You have the weightlifters on one side, the cardio clan on the other, and all are hoping for that athletic, healthy, fit life. Nothing wrong with exercising your body, in fact, it IS a good thing (and most of us need more of it).
Even Paul chimes in and says that physical exercise has an advantage; but it’s minor compared to what really needs to be exercised: Godliness.
1 Timothy 4.7-9 says: ” … exercise yourself toward godliness. For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance.”
While physical exercise is good and we should do it, in the end it only profits a little because you still die. Godliness, however, when exercised, is profitable for all things – because it not only affects you now but also for all eternity.
So here’s the question: what does it mean to exercise Godliness? How do we grow in Godliness that is profitable both now and for all eternity?
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