Some people can hold up for an hour in the gym, but can’t manage ten minutes in the Word of God. Others can watch television for hours on end, but sleep in the middle of prayer. Why? Depraved minds. Carnality. Dissolution.

Rather train yourself for godliness; 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.
1 Timothy 4:7b-8 ESV

Opportunities do not lack to exercise godliness, devotion, dedication to God. Copies of Scripture are everywhere. Bible classes are always being offered. Every day presents open doors to serve, to speak a word of salvation.

Say no to worship of the body, and yes to dedication to good works in Christ Jesus.


by J. Randal Matheny © 2011

A bath, a bed, a loaf of bread,
A cup of hot, black tea,
A place to write, with plenty of light,
Are pleasures enough for me.

A song, a prayer, for heaven’s care,
The Word to banish doubt,
The Lord to lead, the gospel seed,
These I can’t do without.

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