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Friday, June 16, 2017

Body Building

June 16

(Ephesians 4:11-13 NIV) "It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, {12} to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up {13} until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ."

(Philippians 2:12-13 NIV) "Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed--not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence--continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, {13} for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose."

Both a proper diet and exercise are necessary for a strong body, and the rule is the same for the body of Christ. Gorging ourselves on spiritual food, without regular workouts, is a formula for spiritual obesity. At the same time, many works of service, with little spiritual nourishment, can lead to a starved faith. We need to maintain a balanced diet and a daily exercise routine to maintain a strong faith. Good preaching, Bible study, prayer, and regular deeds of love are on God’s recommended plan. Exercise is usually uncomfortable. It makes us sweat and causes aches and pains. We will all need some encouragement to sustain a regimen of exercise, because most of us are addicted to comfort. Many in the church today are long on spiritual food, but short on spiritual workouts. Most of us don’t need more spiritual food. We need more exercise. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

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