Day 4: Do Everything for the Glory of God
“Think about the things that are tempting you to sin against God. Think about the truth that you can either participate with God, or participate with God’s enemy. Think about the truth that you cannot do both. Think about your life choices. Think about your decisions. Think everything through.”
This is summary of what Paul has written throughout 1 Corinthians chapter 10. And now as he gets to the conclusion of this part of the letter, he writes, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. (10:31).”
If the people of Corinth were wondering, “How do we live?” Paul doesn’t leave them any wiggle room in his response. “You eat. You drink. You commit to your spouse. You handle conflict well. You be a positive influence. You speak encouraging words. You do everything for the glory of God.” Elsewhere, Paul writes that God’s followers were created by God and for His glory (Colossians 1:16). So in essence, Paul is simply encouraging the people of Corinth to be the people God has already made them to be. And by being who God made them to be, they’ll naturally do everything that is good and holy. It starts with who we are, and the outcome of that is how we live. As you read today, consider this: What do you think it means that you were created for the glory of God?
What do you think it means that you were created for the glory of God?
In what ways does this lead you to be able to do everything for the glory of God?
What questions, if any, do you have from the reading this week? How will you find answers to those questions?
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
Read: Nehemiah 3 & 4
Reflect: What did you H.E.A.R. from God today?
Heavenly Father, as I read through Your Word, it’s easy for me to get caught up thinking about what I need to do instead of first focusing on who You’ve made me to be. But my desire is to be the person You’ve made me to be, so that I may live in the way You desire me to live. Today, may I rejoice in the truth that I was created for Your glory. And because I was created for Your glory, may I continue to live the life You’ve called me to live. Thank You for the wisdom You offer to help me live this life well. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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