Do it all for the glory of God
by admin Aug 25 2021
v31. Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
v32. Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God.
We glorify God when we extend grace to others, dedicate time to spend with Him, and worship Him not just through singing praises, but in the way we live our daily lives. Grace is free gift, an undeserved rescue. When Christ died for our sins on the cross, we were adopted into the family of God. John wrote, “When he was gone, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in Him” (John 13:31).
Jesus lived His earthly life for the glory of God, and we are meant to follow His lead. We serve the God of miracles! Taking time to praise God daily reminds us who and Whose we are, created for the glory of God.
The apostle Paul lived his life for the glory of God. He had been completely changed from persecuting Christians to being persecuted for the sake of Christianity. “What Christians do should always be motivated by their desire to glorify God,”
Living our lives within the love of Christ makes us different. As salt flavors food and light illuminates the earth, our lives can add understanding and open doors of hope for those who do not yet know freedom in Christ. It is for our good that he commands us to glorify Him, for it is only by living to glorify Him that we can be truly holy and happy.”
whatsoever ye do; in a natural, civil, or religious respect, in preaching, hearing, praying, fasting, giving of alms whatever in the closet, in the family, in the church, or in the world, in private, or in public, do all to the glory of God.
God’s glory is the end of all his works and actions in creation, providence, and grace. The same is the end of all Christ’s actions, as man and Mediator, of his doctrines and miracles, of his obedience, sufferings, and death in this world, and of his interceding life. Who, lives to make intercession for us, to the glory of God. And therefore, the glory of God should be the end of all our actions.
Besides, without this no action can be truly called a good one, if a man seeks himself, his own glory, and popular applause, or has any sinister and selfish end in view in what he does, it cannot be said, nor will it be accounted by God to be a good action.
Go forth today and do good and meaningful things. At the same time, know that if you simply follow Jesus in obedience to Him, you’ve already done well in glorifying God.