Training For Godliness

If you have ever played baseball, you had a coach who taught you how to hold a bat. When you stepped up to the plate, the coach would say, “Hold your bat like this,” or “Bend your head this way, and spread your legs in this stance.” The coach guided you in the nuance of the sport, training you in the right way to play and positioning your body in the correct stance. God’s Word “trains” us in right living. We aren’t told only what not to do but also what we should do instead. Paul even says for Christians to “train yourself for godliness” (1 Timothy 4:7). And Paul adds that “while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way”