Spiritual & Physical Muscles Alike - Heb. 5:13-14

Something both spiritual and physical muscles have in common! Heb. 5:13-14

Our spiritual muscles atrophy if they aren't constantly exercised in prayer, fellowship and Bible study...

Slip, bump, thud! One foot missed the step and twisted like a cork screw while the other foot twisted in the opposite direction.

Thus began my six week adventure of getting around Budapest on one broken and one sprained ankle. 

After six weeks of casted immobility, the broken ankle was stiff and painful and my calf muscle was half its normal size. 

How quickly my muscles atrophied despite the fact that I’d used them faithfully every day of my life before that six-week "rest"! 

It’s a good analogy for our spiritual lives. 

Our spiritual muscles also atrophy quickly when we don’t use them. Only through “constant use” can we train our spirits to distinguish right from wrong (Hebrews 5:13-14). 

Spiritual exercises (Bible reading, prayer, fellowship, obedience) are actually more important than physical exercises (1 Timothy 4:8).

So let's make sure that we're committed to an exercise regimen full of spiritual stretching, strengthening and growth!
copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2012 

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Something both spiritual and physical muscles have in common! Heb. 5:13-14


  1. I just found and subscribed to Bible Notes this morning and I love what I've been reading. What a great way to start my day. Thank you and I do hope you have fully recovered from this accident. That looks painful and such unfortunate timing. God bless <3

  2. OH! I'm so sorry for your accident! I pray the LORD heals you fully and quickly! Great points made in your devotional!


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