1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable in all things, holding promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
In this text, physical exercise is in no way being condemned because we are reminded in scripture that it is the Lords will that we prosper with good health also as our soul prospers.
Taking care of our bodies is a necessity for good health. Eating the right foods and exercise does help maintain good health.
The call in this text is “PRIORITY”!
Labor not for that which is temporary. In other words do not put all our energy and effort in getting physically fit and neglect the importance and necessity of exercise for our soul through prayer, bible study, worship, evangelism, praise and honor to God the Father.
Both physical and spiritual exercise are important to maintaining good health for the body and soul, but we can not put more effort in our physical health and wellness and lack the greatest necessity of exercise of the soul for spiritual health and wellness.
The difference in the body and soul is the fact that the body is short lived and the soul lives forever.
We are reminded in this text that bodily exercise does benefit us to some degree, but it does not stop death of the body, regardless of how many years we live.
We labor not all of our time and effort in physical exercise and neglect spiritual exercise which is more beneficial in the end.
Godliness is profitable in all things where bodily exercise profits little.
The physical body goes back to the dust of the earth from whence it came but the spiritual man lives on forever.
What are you daily laboring for? Is it the here and now or is it for the crown of everlasting life with the Father?
1 John 2:17-The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.
Our “SOUL” is our GREATEST POSSESSION! The only price that can be placed on it is the “BLOOD OF JESUS”!
What will you give in exchange for your soul?
What temporary thing have you placed above the prospering of your soul?
What profits a man to gain the whole world and loose his or her soul?
In all your getting get understanding.
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