So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV)
In 1 Corinthians, the Apostle Paul exhorts the Corinthian church—and the universal church as well—to do all things to the glory of God. Briefly, let’s cover some practical things we can do to the glory of God.
Read your Bible to God’s glory. We do this, first and foremost, by reading consistently, everyday. We learn and know God through His Word, and you can bet He’s glorified through our diligent, eager reading of the Word He gave us.
Pray to God’s glory. We hear from God through His Word, and respond to Him through prayer. Let’s be intentional in our prayers and not neglect to pray, but remember that He uses our prayers as a means by which He accomplishes His will.
All things to God’s glory. You can talk with friends, go to the grocery store, care for your children, love your spouse, and work at your job to the glory of God. We do that by ensuring we stay in the Word, where God instructs us to do these things biblically and to His glory.
The Westminster Shorter Catechism says this,
Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him for ever.
John Piper, a theologian and co-founder of Desiring God, puts a slight spin on this: “Man’s chief end is to glorify God by enjoying him for ever” (italics mine).
Friends, let’s glorify God today.