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Is it important for believers to exercise and make healthy food choices?

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 ---Spring on 6/5/12
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For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
1 Timothy 4:7-9 (KJV)
---KarenD on 6/7/12


I think the point here is we put more into diet and exercise than we do in our Heavenly Father.
---shira4368 on 6/5/12

I must agree and disagree. I have seen people who are more concerned with their outward appearance than their relationship with Jesus.

But as I said, I have seen people use 1 Tim 4:8 as an excuse to be overweight, out of shape, and eating everything under the sun to excess.

The point here is moderation. While everything is legal for me to eat, not everything is profitable. Do I need cheesecake after every meal? Do I need to eat meat at every meal? When was the last time I fasted anything?
---Mark_Eaton on 6/6/12


---Cluny on 6/6/12
Just to be clear

Do you think that this:

1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little:

and this

1 Corinthians 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring [it] into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

talk about the same thing?
---francis on 6/6/12


\\One verse speaks of self control in fleeing from sinful acts, the other of physical exercise. Two very differents things\\

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day, but you are wrong every time you post here, francis.

The context is obviously talking about physical asceticism for spiritual purposes, not merely fleeing sin.

I don't know why you're so wrong about the Bible consistently, unless the veil that St. Paul referred to in Hebrews is over your face every time you read it. Maybe you should get that spiritual eye-salve Jesus referred to in Revelation, and you'll NEVER find it in the SDA because they all need it, too.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/6/12


Mark 7:15 says nothing outside the man can defile him, if it goes in him, but things which proceed out of the man are what defile him. Fast food temptations aren't making us unhealthy. Greater is He that is in us than He that is in the world. If we haven't made up our mind to glorify God in our eating, drinking, and everything we do, we surrender to worldy temptations. Our bodies are His temple, the living Holy Spirit resides in us! Let's be good stewards of our body and do His work with excellence. Let's stop complaining and get excited about exercising and eating foods that will help us have longevity to do His work! We have the privilege and honor to maintain the residence of the Holy Spirit! Name Holy Spirit address....(your name)
---Spring on 6/5/12




---Cluny on 6/5/12

One verse speaks of self control in fleeing from sinful acts, the other of physical exercise. Two very differents things

---Mark_Eaton on 6/5/12

YEP, very positive and acurrate post.

Physical exercise will help a little, especially in a world where much of the gospel had to be spread by foot, and not radio or TV
---francis on 6/5/12


I think the point here is we put more into diet and exercise than we do in our Heavenly Father. the bible tells us that herbs are good for you and He put them here to make us healthy.
---shira4368 on 6/5/12


francis, which verse applies to what you're trying to say/

1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little....

But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. & #8232,1 Corinthians 9:26-27

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/5/12


Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little:
---francis on 6/5/12

I would like to comment on this.

I have seen this Scripture used to justify a gluttenous lifestyle in the name of Christ.

While I believe every word in the Bible, I think we have missed the meaning of this verse. The verse need to be understood in its context. The verse should be understood to say that bodily exercise profits a little but Godliness profits in all things. Bodily exercise profits us. The verse says so.

Also, we are the temple of the HS and we are told to glorify God in our bodies. I cannot glorify God by being gluttenous and slothful. I bring glory to God by others seeing how I take care of my body.
---Mark_Eaton on 6/5/12


It's not as important as some other things, but it's certainly prudent (one of the 4 cardinal or principal virtues).

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/5/12




If we submit to God, He is able to keep track of how much we do and have us eating in balance with what we do, each day. But it seems there are people who eat what they do, then try to adjust their activities to what they eat! Instead, I would say first pray and get with God, then do the loving things that will be so deeply satisfying with Him, so we are not trying to get satisfied by food. And He will give us the right activities, instead of just planned set exercise. He will guide us better than we can care for ourselves.
---willie_c: on 6/5/12


Since we are the temple of the Holy Spirit of God, it is vitally important that we care for it. This means definitely making healthy food choices. It means exercise, health permitting. It also means getting the proper amount of rest at the end of the day.
---Trish on 6/5/12


Is it important for believers to exercise and make healthy food choices?
---Spring on 6/5/12

1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little:

Leviticus 11:3 Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, [and] cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat.


Leviticus 11:26 [The carcases] of every beast which divideth the hoof, and [is] not clovenfooted, nor cheweth the cud, [are] unclean unto you: every one that toucheth them shall be unclean.
---francis on 6/5/12


Yes, your body is the house that God gave you to dwell in on earth, he has the greater part taking care of it but just like any other house you live in you've got to take good care of it. If you binge eat, no exercise, you may die blaming God or hoping for a miracle cure other than simply following the doctor's advice to stay healthy.
---jidia_gasana on 6/5/12


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