This is the third devotional in a series of God’s glory. Click here to revisit last week’s message from John.
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” -1 Corinthians 10:31
The Apostle Paul takes the two most mundane things we do—eating and drinking—to remind us that from the least to greatest acts in life, we are supposed to do them for God’s glory.
It is only that which is done in God’s name that really matters.
“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” -Colossians 3:17
We all are gifted by God in different ways. It is of utmost importance that we come together with our gifts to focus on a common goal and mission. In doing so, God accomplishes His greater purpose through the Body of Christ.
“If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.” -1 Peter 4:11
“Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord. -Jeremiah 9:23-34
Throughout Scripture, we see that God is on a mission. God’s purpose is to leverage everything for His glory. That’s why it doesn’t make any difference whether you live or die, succeed or fail, or experience good or bad.
He desires to leverage it all for His glory, and, I might add, for our ultimate good.
John's travels for ministry behind the Iron Curtain led him to found East-West Ministries International in 1993. John and his wife, Susie, live in Dallas, Texas and have a grown daughter and two grandchildren.