What does god have to say about exercising?

Continuing on from last week’s article we provide more quotations from the Bible on the need to keep fit. Christianity stresses the importance of spiritual strength and devoting time to improving ourselves and others. The spirit is important but so too is the body. After all, it is a gift from God and should be treated accordingly. By staying fit and healthy we can also better serve the Lord and those around us. No matter what your job maybe you should still keep yourself fit and healthy. So get out there and start running, find a gym or even hire a personal trainer. To help keep yourself motivated here are some quotes from scripture on the importance of physical exercise.


1 Corinthians 9:26-27
“Thus I do not run aimlessly; I do not fight as if I were shadowboxing. No, I drive my body and train it, for fear that, after having preached to others, I myself should be disqualified.”

This passage mentions the importance of giving your full attention to any exercise. Don’t exercise halfhearted but strive always to make yourself better and stronger for the trials of life

1 Corinthians 6:19
“Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and who was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourselves but to God”

We must give thanks to God for all the things we have received which means showing them due respect and care so that when they must be returned they are better than when received. Our bodies are temples of the holy spirit and should be treated as such.

Isaiah 40:29-31
“He gives power to the faint, abundant strength to the weak. Though young men faint and grow weary, and youths stagger and fall, they that hope in the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar on eagles’ wings; They will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint.”

The Lord will give you strength to achieve your life goals if you put your faith in him. It’s when things become difficult that we reach a test in our fate which must be seized as an opportunity to do more and better.

Proverbs 24:5, 31:17
“A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might.” “She girds herself with strength; she exerts her arms with vigor.”

We must always be striving to better ourselves both mentally, spiritually and physically. We best serve The Lord by serving others so seek to strengthen yourself in every way. Life can through a lot of challenges our way so practice strength training so that you will be ready for what lies ahead.

2 Peter 1:5-7
“For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love”

Take from this the importance of self-development. We must always be striving to better ourselves. Exercising builds discipline and self-control which can then develop virtue.