Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. 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.
Godliness here can be translated “spiritual training”.
Physical training involves commitment to daily exercise, and specific training for sports ability or improved health. Godliness or spiritual training is far superior to physical training because it has value in every aspect of our daily lives. So, as w train physically, we must also train spiritually- daily time in God’s Word, practicing the truths of our faith – love, forgiveness, grace, patience, godly wisdom. How sad for the Christian to be perfectly fit for physical things and to have spiritual muscles that are sagging and of no value.