“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.
There will not be too much overall profit gained from the attention we give to our physical bodies, for these bodies are earthly, carnal, and soon to be returned to the dust from which they came; but with our soul and inner man it is very profitable to be Godly and grow and mature in him, that we might be the reflection of him, and that we might attain unto that place of maturity and perfection whereby we might truly be called the children of God.
Godliness has the promise of an abundant life now, and a great future forever in the presence of God. To be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life, joy, and peace.
Oh! Lord, help us to have the right and proper balance between the care of our bodies and the attention we give to them, and the attention that we give to becoming God like by yielding our complete being to him, by allowing the Holy Spirit to fashion us into his divine image.