It’s stormy out today, so this morning I stayed inside and worked out to a video on-line.
When the instructor was talking about tightening our stomach muscles during an activity, she commented that having that firm support from the transverse abdominals made her feel powerful, confident and strong.
When we read in the Bible of Elijah “girding his loins” it actually means he tightened his belt, but it sounds very much like a description of the sort of activity that might give us washboard or six-pack abs.
I thought as I followed the trainer on the screen that Gird Your Loins would be a terrific name for a Christian exercise club where people would come to work out to Scripture and tone their bodies while building up their faith.
Being a Christian in today’s culture requires strength: moral strength, strength in Bible knowledge and physical strength so that we do not falter or grow weary in doing good.
We must tighten our belts. Tighten our abs. Gird ourselves for the days to come.