5387 leisure, and pastimes
Scripture gives examples of many different kinds of leisure activity.
Necessary leisure activities
Dancing Ecc 3:4 Dancing for joy: Ex 15:20; Jdg 11:34; 1Sa 18:6; Job 21:11; Jer 31:4 Dancing on festive occasions: Jdg 21:19-21
Mk 6:22 dancing in revelry Dancing in worship: 2Sa 6:14-16,21; Ps 149:3; Ps 150:4
Physical recreation 1Ti 4:8 See also 1Co 9:24-27 Although Paul never mentions Christians taking part in the games (which were often associated with pagan festivals), he does show an appreciation of the discipline necessary; 2Ti 2:5