Thursday, February 7, 2013

In Everything

Nectar seekers - Hummingbird and bumblebee

Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for God’s glory.   Give no offense  to the Jews or the Greeks or the church of God, just as I also try to please all people in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many,  so that they may be saved.  Imitate me, as I also imitate Christ. 
1 Corinthians 10:31–11:1 (HCB)


In everything - all things - give glory to God.  Everything!  I have not come near to that goal,  but that is to be my purpose.  Whether you eat and drink.  In context to the rest of 1 Corinthians, this would refer to food and drink offered to idols.  But it is not limited to that.  Do everything for  God's glory. In the everyday, mundane, routine, common things of everyday living -- give glory to God.   You were bought  at a price (1 Corinthians 7:23a). Since we have been been "bought  at a price," we belong to the Lord. Christ took upon Himself sins of all believers. He paid for our sins with his life. It is therefore our purpose in life to glorify God.  Either one lives a life that honors God or a life that dishonors Him. 

Question.  What is the chief end of man?
Answer.   Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him for ever.

[God] is able to take your life, with all of the heartache, all of the pain, all of the regret, all of the missed opportunities, and use you for His glory.”
~ Charles Swindoll

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