October 10, 2018

“But reject profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness.  For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.” 

1 Timothy 4:7-8


Just about every month there is something new that someone is trying to get you and I to fall for.  You’ve seen the latest one if you are on Facebook:


Hi … I actually got another friend request from you yesterday … which I ignored so you may want to check your account. Hold your finger on the message until the forward button appears … then hit forward and all the people you want to forward too … I had to do the people individually. Good Luck!


Have you received that one?  Yeah, I have too.  It’s not true.  Just ignore it or maybe you are still holding your finger on the message waiting for the forward button to appear!  Go ahead let go!  There is always something that someone is trying to get you and I to fall for. 


What can we trust?  What can we trust when difficult situations and seasons are upon us?  The world in which we live in has a lot of wisdom it wants to share with us.  We are part of this world and we are part of this wisdom sharing process ourselves.  Nothing wrong with that, we can learn a lot from it.  We just need to learn how to pick through it properly, but wow we can spend a ton of time doing this with limited benefits.   


When it comes to spiritual warfare you and I want to fight the fight of the already accomplished victory of Jesus.  Is worldly wisdom going to be our most effective weapon? No.  Our most effective weapon is right before us.  There is a promise that exercising ourselves toward godliness is profitable for ALL things and has the promise of the life that NOW IS and that which is to come.  Sounds like a great weapon to have in our arsenal.   


As the scripture shares: “bodily exercise profits a little.”  It isn’t bad, but it only profits a little.  Why profit just a little when you have the opportunity to profit in ALL THINGS! 


The reason so many of us lose in the spiritual battles of life so often is that we are spending too much time exercising the wrong way and in the wrong things.  Re-work your exercise program – Daily prayer & bible reading and reflect on how to practically live out what God is teaching and then as you work and interact with others PRACTICE (exercise) what God has taught you – Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  For example ask yourself as you walk into your classroom or workplace: God, how can I exercise patience today?  How can I exercise kindness today?   


Copying and pasting another Facebook warning is not going to help you in your day- to-day fights.  That and things like it just waste your time muddling in mediocrity.  Exercise yourself toward godliness for that is profitable for ALL THINGS! 


Keep Rockin’!

Pastor Eric  

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