1 Corinthians 10:31 reads, “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (ESV)
This has been my prayer recently when I give thanks for my meals. I pray, “Thank you Lord for the food, help me to live for your glory.”
But I think it is more than that, more than saying in a general sense that we need to live for God’s glory. Pastor John Piper has famously said that we should drink even our orange juice to God’s glory.
At first, this demand seemed a tad extreme to me. I wondered if St. Paul meant that every single thing in life had to be done for God’s glory. Maybe we didn’t have to bother with the daily things, like eating, drinking, working, or the way we posted on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr.
However, a simple reading of the verse tells us that we are to eat and drink to God’s glory. Paul is not instructing us to live for God’s glory in a general sense. He instructs us to eat, drink and whatever to the glory God. Whatever covers every single thing we do in life. If we are to eat and drink to God’s glory, is there anything that we aren’t to do for God’s glory?
This verse should be the banner verse of all Christians because I cannot think of another verse that comes close in covering such a vast part of our lives, I mean nothing’s more than all things right? And more than the verse speaks about the glory of God. For me this sits at the top of this mountain called life. It should be the true north of all Christians’ spiritual compass!
Help me Lord to do all things, big, medium and small to and for your glory! Renew my mind! In Jesus’ name I blog and pray, amen!
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