|For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.|
|For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.|
|for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.|
|1 Timothy 4:8 |
Physical exercise is important, but spiritual exercise is even more essential. Both discipline and devotion are needed to make a winning athlete and an effective Christian.