“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31, ESV)
Author Jerry Bridges writes
“We cannot truly fear God without seeking his glory.”
Did you catch an important word in that quote? It’s the word seeking. Why is that word important?
- It is a word of action. We should be actively seeking to glorify God.
- It echoes Scripture! What did Paul say? “So, whether you eat, or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
When I do something I’m active. When I’m seeking something I’m active. Therefore bringing glory to God should be an active ongoing pursuit in the life of a Christian.
Did you notice how Paul uses some of the most ordinary and mundane things of our lives such as eating and drinking as opportunities to glorify God?
As I reflect on what Paul is saying I find this to be great news, I find his words to be very encouraging.
Why? Simply because I live a rather ordinary life! My life is filled with a multitude of mundane moments which means I have a multitude of opportunities each and every day to bring glory to God!
Author Jerry Bridges writes “all the activities of life should be pursued with the aim of glorifying God… Nothing in life is to ordinary or insignificant to be excluded. Even our eating and drinking is to be done for God’s glory. Nothing is so important (or on important) that we can say it supersedes the pursuit of God’s glory.”
Think about your everyday routines
- driving to work
- ordering your cup of coffee
- making a deposit at the bank and dozens more each day they are God given opportunities for you to bring glory to himself?
How are you using these opportunities?
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