“While bodily training is of some value,
godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life
and also for the life to come. “ (1 Tim 4:8)
Bodily health and fitness,
obtained through physical training is very important, but brings limited
benefits relative to godliness which benefits all things.
Godliness, a virtue that comes
from one’s fear of God, may be obtained through spiritual cultivation. By study
of the Bible, attending worship services, praying, keeping the Word, and
following the guidance of the Holy Spirit one will develop in himself a godly
person who obeys the Lord’s will, and glorifies Him in speech and conduct. He
is humble and has spiritual wisdom. In this way, he leads a meaningful life.
Joseph set a good example in
godliness. Because Joseph dared not sin against God, and relied on Him totally.
For his integrity and faith God blessed him.