Monday, April 16, 2007

Workouts are a living sacrafice

Romans 12:1 says, Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship.

This verse is simply a reason why you should get off your couch and do some exercise. I haven't found any evidence of God wanting you to sit around eating chocolate Easter bunnies and diet soda or beer and pretzels. Likewise, there is no evidence God wanting you to sit around all day or evening watching re-runs of Magnum PI and Tool Time. God wants you to treat your body as a temple. To please God, your physical workout is a way for spiritual worship.

By the way, working out to worship yourself (vanity) is a bad idea and a sin.

Today I worked out with a client nothing major, just light weight and low reps for demonstration purpose. I am still in recovery mode from Saturday.

Joint Mobility
Body Weight Squats
more Joint Mobility


Dan said...

So if you know someone who works out to worship themself, should you tell them that God wouldn't approve?

BobO said...


We all sin; every single day and we all have faults. It is probably better to just pray for that person.

God is forgiving!

BobO said...

Another thought:
When someone is trying to achive maximum results of their God given genetic potential. Wouldn't this be honoring God?
After all, he gives everyone different physical attributes and potential. You and I will never win a marathon. Nor will we ever win a size building contest (unless it involves mass quanititis of hot wings). Heck we can't even compete with Kobiashi in a hot dog eating contest.

To be continued..........