How Does Physical Exercise Relate to Sanctification?

Exercise, sleep, and diet — how do they relate to our sanctification?

Over 40 years ago John Piper was confronted with this issue after realizing the relationship between patience and sleep. Basically, it is easier to be patient after a good night of sleep. So then, as he puts it, "Is patience a fruit of sleep or a fruit of the Spirit?"

In this eight-minute video Piper and R W Glenn discuss this important (and fascinating) aspect of being human.

Read Piper's past series on physical exercise (Part 1; Part 2).


John Piper and Bob Glenn are both speakers at our upcoming National Conference. Visit the event page to learn more and register.

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Jonathan Parnell (@jonathanparnell) is a writer and content strategist at Desiring God. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife, Melissa, and their four children, and is the co-author of How to Stay Christian in Seminary .