Details can be important.

For example, one wrong calculation can cause a spaceship to miss its target by thousands of miles, and a decimal point can change a good business deal to a bad one. As a former Pharisee, Paul was a man who appreciated lists and details, but in 1 Corinthians 10:31 he gives more of a general instruction than a list to check off. Here’s what he wrote:

“Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31 NKJV

Do the words “whatever” and “all” mean “whatever” and “all”? Yes. Those words mean a disciple’s whole life should be oriented toward glorifying God. They cover the workplace, leisure, watching T.V., posting on social media, etc. They mean a trip to the grocery store can have eternal purpose. Have you ever prayed with someone in the grocery store? You could. If someone shares a deep burden, you could quietly pray with them right there on the cereal aisle; nothing dramatic, just a brief word. They may be surprised as much as you afterward, and God gets glorified.

What routine activity will you be part of today that could bring glory to the Lord? Whatever you do…

About cchrisholland

...husband, dad, pastor, teacher, and chronic day-dreamer
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