Well 2 Serve

Does God care about fitness? Not as much as He cares about your soul. He cares about eternity more than He cares about time. Physical training is not as important as spiritual training. Running is not as important as reading the Word. Working out is not as important as praying.

But it is important. The Bible says so: “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4:8 (NIV)

The Bible says that Jesus didn’t just grow spiritually. He grew, “in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” Luke 2:52 (NIV). He grew wise. He grew physically. He grew spiritually. He grew socially, or relationally. He grew in a balanced way. Do you want to be like Jesus? Grow in wisdom. Grow spiritually. Grow socially and relationally. And, grow in terms of fitness.

John prayed that his friend would enjoy good health (3 John 1.2) He is clearly not talking about spiritual health because in the next line he says, “even as your soul is getting along well.”

Physical health is of medium importance. It is not as important as your soul, but it still matters.

Author: Ken Hemphill

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