Reposting this from last year’s Faithful Fitness series. Points to ponder when starting to focus on fitness in the New Year.
For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. ~1 Timothy 4:8
As this scripture clearly states…bodily training (physical exercise) is of SOME value. Our physical bodies were created in such a way BY GOD to need movement, rest, activity, and nourishment in order to be useful for God’s purpose. But we also see in this verse something else. Whereas physical exercise might be important in SOME ways, GODLINESS is valuable in EVERY way. If we glance at this too quickly, we might see this verse as saying something like: “Physical exercise in important but not as important as godliness which works our hearts.” That IS a component of what this verse is saying, but the way I read it (and I am no theologian) is this:
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