Focus on the Inside

The Jesus believer is told that “physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” (1 Tim. 4:8) Notice it doesn’t say that working out and eating right doesn’t have any value. It does.
Yet, godliness has value both now and forever. No matter how hard we work out and how careful we are about what we put into our bodies, even the most healthy people will sag and one day wear out. I’ve known marathon runners dying of heart attacks.
So, where should we put most of our attention? Listening and following Jesus. As we see the Spirit change our lives, doubts about where we’ll spend eternity will fade away as a changed life brings hope today. (Rom. 5:3-5)
It also has eternal value. All the time you spend on your body stays here. All the time you spend on becoming like Jesus goes with you into eternity in the form of Christlike character (1 Cor. 3:10-15)!
Love Jesus in greater amounts. Become like Jesus with each character flaw erased. Share Jesus and the hope He gives as both happens. What a beginning to eternity you’ll have!

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