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Do All to the Glory of God! February 2, 2015 12:25
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)
This particular scripture is part of a letter sent from Apostle Paul to the church in Corinth. He is informing his readers when it would be lawful for Christians to eat food sacrificed to idols. When reading this passage in context (I would suggest verses 23-33), it is clear that this verse speaks specifically on matters regarding food. However, the principle seen is applicable for all spheres of life: in families, vocation, politics, culture, expressions of art, government, business, education, friendships, etc.
A glance at the landscape of the United States will show us that the prevailing worldview is directly opposite of this principle. The prevailing worldview has the often heard mantras: "It's all about me", "You Only Live Once", "Do You", and "Let me Live". These sayings reveal a heart that is self absorbed with no concern or thought of their creator and judge.
The Westminister divines got it right when stating that the primary purpose of man is to Glorify God and enjoy Him forever. While Paul's letter was directly written to the church in Corinth and indirectly to the Universal church across all ages, the principle applies to everyone created by God.
Search yourself. Are you falling short in this area? The honest person will admit that there are indeed some areas and times that we can improve upon. The Christian's motivation for glorifying God is not so that we can get something. The Christian simply realizes that God is worthy of ALL glory simply because He is GOD! Let the fact that He is God be your motivation for glorifying Him in all spheres of life.
May God awaken the sleeping church in the United States. May God help the church to see Him as high and lifted up... Worthy of worship and honor in all spheres of life. May God give the church boldness to declare that that life is about Him and not us.