We are a society of fitness minded people. Some just talk about it as if by assimilation it will magically filter from their brains to their bodies. Some are active participants. We feel better mentally and physically if we are exercise, eat right and weigh an amount appropriate for our height. But balance is always key.
Joseph Prince (Christian TV show) pointed out this Bible scripture below:
I Timothy 4:7,8 (NIV) “Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. 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.”
While fitness is admirable and certainly to our benefit, we are reminded that the value of godliness is present and eternal.
A quote I love is from Neil Anderson : “The only identity equation that works in God’s kingdom is you plus Christ equals wholeness and meaning.”