By Vernalee

Good Morning!
Let’s see what the Bible has to say about physical fitness.
Without question, everything that we want to know is within those pages.
Amazing, isn’t it?
Before we begin our examination on physical fitness from a Biblical perspective, it is important to remember that God created us in His own image. Genesis 1:26-28.
We were marvelously made!
Our bodies; its healing powers and all of its anatomy, marvel even modern day scientists.
With that as the bsckdrop, why don’t we take this a step farther?
Shall we?
Isaiah 40:31 brings the point home and sits it in your lap!
“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
The scriptures instruct us to discipline our bodies with wholesomeness.
The purity of our souls is important.
In 1 Peter 5:8, we are counseled to “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”
The Bible also warns of excess – over eating and over-consuming of unhealthy levels of alcohol.
Ephesians 5:18 tells us to “not get drunk with wine.”
“Whether you eat or drink; do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31.
As we continue with scriptural guidance, we find an amazing verse that refers to our body in a majestic way; a “temple” of the Holy Spirit, in fact.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 reads “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”
As we continue, Psalms 139:14 informs us of how wonderfully made are bodies are.
Proverbs 31:17 speaks of a woman’s strength and it states that “She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.”
The term – Strength – is mentioned throughout the scriptures.
As you can see, it is not exclusively reserved for men.
Respecting our bodies in all categories is part of its fitness regimen.
First Corinthians 6:18 instructs us to “Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.”
Our bodies contain a lot of moving parts.
Attention must be given.
Lest not forget, one of my favorite scriptures, Phil 4:13 tells us, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
So as we lace up our spiritual tennis shoes, remember this before take off.
“Run in the path of God’s commands for he has set your heart free.” Psalms 119:32.
Exercise; get healthy; condition your body, heart, mind, and soul; and work out for the Lord!
Off we go as we all want to be on the right side of God’s finishing line!
I trust that my borrowed words from the Word shedded useful and helpful illumination.
Happy Sunday!
God bless!
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