1 Timothy 4:7-8
” But reject profane and old wives’ fables, and 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.”
Are you spiritually fit? Most people who quote the Bible would probably say “yes,” but knowing scripture is not what I mean. Have you ever purchased a work out video, with every intention of actually working out, but you find yourself just watching the workout instead of doing the workout? Being spiritually unfit is similar. Many people go to church religiously every Sunday, but that’s it. They heard a good sermon, sang moving songs, possibly watched a presentation of some kind, and they believe that is all that is required. Like physical fitness, spiritual fitness requires exercise. First Timothy chapter four tells us to “train yourselves to be godly…for godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come,” (Vs. 7-8).
We must consistently engage in spiritual exercises in the same way we must regularly do physical exercise to train our bodies. Consistently read the Bible, study the Word and what it means for your life, and spread the Word – it was not meant to be kept, but shared. Do all that is necessary to follow the commands of God. In doing do so, you will become a healthy and mature Christian; one that will attract others to a life in Christ.
Make the time to train yourself. The life if a Christian takes dedication and practice. Study the guidelines as prescribed in the word of God. May God bless your workout!