Re: Verse reading–1 Timothy 4 (day four)  Verse 7 admonishes us to discipline ourselves for the purpose of godliness.  Why is this important in our lives?  Spiritual discipline is what is known as a value added exercise.  There is more benefit than just the immediate.  Godliness holds promise for our lives to come.  When Christ returns and establishes His kingdom, godliness in our lives will bear fruit in His eternal kingdom.  Eternity is hard for us to comprehend in our finiteness, but it will far exceed our few years on earth.  What an investment!  God has given us a way to impact our eternity.  Our hope is in Him and our heart’s desire is to obey Him.  Godliness in our lives may well impact others’ eternity as well.  Our example could lead to their salvation.  It is so important that Paul says we are to be ‘absorbed’ in godliness.  What a challenge…discipline yourself for godliness!

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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