1 Timothy 4:8 for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way as it holds promise
Having gone though a year of “bodily training”; I can say without any doubt that I was only able to accomplish that because of some intense “spiritual training” first. I know with my whole heart that the spiritual had to come first. No matter how “strong” a person may think they are; no one is strong enough to battle the flesh for any length of time and win all on their own. Nope, that battle requires spiritual weapons. I thank God daily that He is giving me those weapons necessary to be successful!