Whatever Actually Means Whatever

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 turn a good business deal into a disaster. As a former Pharisee, Paul was a man who appreciated a good checklist and details, but in 1 Corinthians 10:31 he chose a more 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

Think about this, “Do the words ‘whatever’ and ‘all’ really mean ‘whatever’ and ‘all’? Yes. A disciple’s whole life should be oriented toward glorifying God. Those words cover the workplace, leisure activities, routine errands, sports, 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, 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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