Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life (John 8:12 NLT).
DAILY DEVOTION, February 11, 2022
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31).
The eating and drinking, in context, had to do with eating meat sacrificed to idols. We don’t face that issue. Instead, let’s focus on “whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” If you are looking for a simple answer as to how we are to live as Christians, this verse answers the question.
When we are driving, and someone cuts us off, and we honk in anger (among other responses!), does that bring glory to God? When we gossip and say unkind things about another, does that bring glory to God? When we are able to attend church but decide to stay home, does that bring glory to God? When we lie and cheat on our income tax, does that glorify God? Well, you get the idea. In his study Bible, Charles Stanley summarized the verse in these words: “Before you commit to any action, ask yourself, ‘Can I do this to the glory of God? Would this action represent Him in a manner worthy of His name?’”
Stop and think before you speak or act; am I glorifying God?
Father, this verse reminds me of the many times I have spoken and acted in a manner unworthy of You. So please forgive me and help me to put this simple verse into practice, that I may bring glory to Your name in whatever I do. In the blessed name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.