"For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come." 1 Timothy 4:8
People have become very health and fitness conscience. So much so that it's become a million dollar industry. People spend hours at the gym working out. They spend big bucks on diet programs. Fitness trainers are more in demand. This is a good thing. We need to be more health conscience. We need to take care of our bodies- especially if we are Christians because they are the temple of God's Holy Spirit.
But on the other hand it concerns me when I see people who are more concerned about taking care of their body than they are their soul. Our body houses our soul so we should keep it healthy, but what thought are you giving to your soul which is eternal. Do you spend more time taking care of the outside than the inside? Are you feeding your body the proper nutrients that it needs yet you are starving your spiritual man? Are you making sure your body receives plenty of exercise but you have not exercised your faith in Jesus Christ to receive salvation?
I hope I have made it clear that we should eat right, exercise, get plenty of rest, have a healthy lifestyle and take care of our bodies, but at the same time what have you profited if you have neglected the most important part of you. We are a spirit, soul and body, therefore, each one needs our attention and care, but the part of you that will live on forever requires the most attention.
Have a great day. Don't neglect your eternal soul, and take care of your body.
For further reading:
1 Corinthians 6:19; 3:16,17
2 Corinthians 4:16