Exercise Yourself Toward Godliness #587

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. (1 Timothy 4:7-8, NKJV)

Practically all would agree that exercise is beneficial for one’s overall health. Yet, when viewed from a temporal as well as an eternal perspective, it “profits a little”. The body grows older day by day. When all is said and done, death comes to every person, including those bodies well-exercised. Exercising oneself in godliness gives greater profit, benefiting one’s life on earth as well as the eternal realm. We are more than flesh and bones; we have an immortal soul that defines us. Keep yourself in shape with an exercise regime of godliness. It will strengthen you for daily living and keep you fit for eternal life.

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