Why Exercise Is Important
EXERCISE IN THE BIBLEExercise is a part of the Bible diet. The Bible states that mankind must consider his or her body a temple (as the popular saying goes!), and that means treating your body with complete care and kindness. Part of that care, then, is making sure that your body is fed both through food and through exercise, which is part of caring for your body. But, let’s go deeper. Here’s what the Bible has to say (exactly) about exercise.
- 1 Corinthians 6:19-20: “Or 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.”
- 1 Timothy 4:8: “For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.”