The man who sits and does nothing will surely waste away. Exercise and learning are necessary parts of our body and mind. All kinds of diseases and ineptitude come because the man does nothing with his body or mind.
As it is with the body, so it is with the soul. The soul that is not fed on truth, will surely waste away. But to whatever extent the soul is fed truth there is a strength that comes. To whatever extent we listen to the living God in Christ Jesus we become stronger.
A level of righteousness does appear. A level of ability to restrain sin does appear. A level of vibrant prayer does appear. And faith blossoms, if it is continually watered by the Holy Word of God.
Feed the body on wasteful living and it will become useless. Feed the soul on wasteful lies, and it will become useless.
These are the rules of life that cannot be broken without consequence.
By His Grace