‘Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.’
I Corinthians 10:31
First Corinthians 10:31, is probably the best test and a constant reminder for Christians as to whether or not to drink, eat, or engage in a particular activity.
This passage admonishes believers to continuously check that in everything Christians do and say is all to the glory of God. Quite the statement in the current evangelical environment of the “comfortable Christian”.
Just ask yourself two simple questions below and you will immediately know where you are in your daily walk and what changes need to be made.
- Is the activity I’m engaging in, whatever it is, bringing glory to God?
- Is my attitude, in whatever I do and say, an honest heartfelt desire to bring glory to God?
These are tough questions, I know they are, especially in this day and age when Christians are so comfortable in their “Christian Safe Zone”. In other words, “Hey, don’t bother me, I believe the gospel, I go to Church, leave me alone. Being a Christian is a 24 hour 7 day a week existence.
Christianity is Practical
Christianity is so practical, it’s not pie in the sky, Christianity is not a religion where people are under the constant barrage of do’s and don’ts with the goal of modifying a person’s behavior. Christianity is about the person’s heart, heart transformation.
As to 1 Corinthians 10:31, this is simple stuff. As we examine the activity of our daily life and we find things (anything) that we should be giving all the glory to God but are not we make a change. On the other hand, if we are engaging in activity whether by action or mouth that dishonors God we stop. Simple enough right? No seminary degree required!
Glorify God Even When No One is Looking
God doesn’t take us off the scene the moment we believe the gospel instead He leaves us here to bring glory to His name every minute of every day even when no one is looking.
The apostle Paul expounds further on this theme in Colossians 3:22 & 23, by encouraging believers to do their best in all things, not just in the sight of men, as someone trying to please man, but in WHATEVER WE DO OR SAY WE DO AS TO THE LORD. Read on…
‘Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice,… (the admonition is two fold; just don’t do your job when the boss is watching because the Lord is always watching us and “everything” we do concerns Him)
…as men-pleasers (whatever it is that we’re doing we don’t do it to please man but bring glory to God), but in sincerity of heart, fearing God.‘ The apostle Paul repeats the last part of verse 22 in verse 23.
‘And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,’
Lastly, these passages urge Christians to live godly lives everyday all the time because the Lord is watching us.
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
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