Christian, perhaps you are one of the hordes of people who have hit the new year full bore with a new diet or workout routine. Well, there’s certainly nothing wrong with that. But even as you try to get yourself into better physical condition, you’d do well to work even harder at getting yourself into better spiritual condition.
So, I ask you, “How is your spiritual condition heading into this new year? How is your prayer life? How is your Bible study? How is your church attendance? How is your giving? How is your witnessing? How is your personal testimony in regards to holy conduct? How is your service to others?” These are important questions.
Remember that the Bible says in 1 Timothy 4:8:
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. (N.K.J.V.)
Please understand that I’m not trying to diminish the “little” that bodily exercise profits. Truth be told, many of us need that “little” and a whole lot more! All I’m doing is offering a simple reminder that your spiritual condition is more important than your physical condition. This is something we tend to forget in this world that is obsessed with outward appearances.