“Discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness” (1 Timothy 4:7).
What is the greatest hindrance to the nurturing of faith? Is it not BUSYNESS; the junk-overload that seeks to choke meaning out of each day. The solution is a stripped down version of ourselves. The “discipline” mentioned in today’s text is a word that literally means “naked.” The greek “gumnos” gave birth to our word “gymnasium”. It is a place of discipline, exercise, training. Discipline is the key to stripping away the things that weigh us down.