Friday

Scripture Reading:
1 Tim. 4:7-8

“...exercise yourself unto godliness. For bodily exercise is profitable for a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the present life and of that which is to come.”(1 Tim. 4:7b-8)
you must exercise your spirit

All we need to do is exercise our spirit. As with any exercise, at first it may seem strange. You may feel some unrest, but you should not stop. First Timothy 4:7-8 says that we should exercise ourselves unto godliness. Godliness refers to the things related to God. In order to exercise yourself in the things related to God, you need to use the proper "organ." If you want to be an athlete, you must exercise the muscles of your legs and abdomen. If you want to be someone who exercises in the things related to God, you must use your spirit.

In the world today, there is a generation that is actually worshiping the body, doing rhythmical gymnastics, aerobics, body-building, etc. First Timothy 4 says that bodily exercise has a little benefit, so we should not pay too much attention to it. What we want to emphasize is the exercise of our spirit. Who is exercising their spirit? Very few are really doing it. However, the exercise unto godliness is profitable for all things because it has the promise of the present life and that which is to come. For this reason, we hope that the young people will exercise their spirit.

Because of not using our spirit for so long, this organ has atrophied in us. The Spirit is in our spirit, but we cannot make our spirit function normally. When an arm or a leg has been immobilized for a long time and then becomes mobile again, it is difficult at first to use it as we did in the past. We need some physiotherapy. Physiotherapy consists of doing specific, frequent and progressive exercises in order for the limb that has been immobilized to return to its normal function. In the same way, our spirit needs some "spirit-therapy" or "pneuma-therapy." Our spirit has atrophied because we mainly use our body and our soul. We have paid very little attention to our spirit. It is time for us to begin to exercise our spirit frequently and progressively.

Key Point:
Exercise
Question:
Why should you exercise your spirit?