As Christians, we need to be more heavenly-minded than earthly-minded. Too many of us are so consumed with our lives here on earth that we don’t give much thought to what happens after we die.
The apostle Paul writes, For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come (1 Timothy 4:8 ESV). Today, we are consumed with our physical bodies; in fact, as we enter this new year, one of the top resolutions is to get in shape, to work out more, join a gym. (Studies say that approximately 97% of New Year’s resolutions aren’t kept.) We are consumed with our physical appearance, what we look like.
Now we should take care of our bodies. The Bible says we are the temple of the Holy Spirit. And it does profit us some. But godliness profits us way more — here on earth and in the life to come. We should spend more time on our spiritual life: growing, getting more and more connected with God. Our spiritual gym is church. We think nothing of going to the gym, working out for 2 hours, 4 or 5 times a week; but we have great issues with coming to church at least once a week for an hour and a half. It’s no wonder we aren’t stronger, aren’t growing, still have the same issues each and every year. We need to exercise spiritually every day — making church a priority, reading the Bible daily — it profits us more.
What we will discover is that our lives will be better, and we will be stronger and truly make the changes that we desire and know we need to make in our lives. We will possess the strength to overcome.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, January 7, 2019 @ 7:37 AM MDT
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