For God’s Glory // 1 Corinthians 10:31
Today’s verse is one I aim to live by, though admittedly, often imperfectly. We are called to do everything for the glory of God. One way to think about glory is to acknowledge God’s presence. Since God is everywhere, God’s glory is everywhere; therefore, everything we say, think, and do should be for God’s glory. I think it might be helpful to look at the next two verses, because it adds some interesting context: “Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God—even as I try to please everyone in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.” The Apostle Paul’s meaning here is clear: aim to make Jesus known to everyone with whom you interact. This includes Christians, those who are sensitive to Christianity, and even those who are apathetic at best and antagonistic at worst. Jesus doesn’t just want you to be good to people who are good to you, but everyone. After all, this is what He did for you, me, and all the world. So, let’s aim to live for God and make Jesus known in all that we think, said, and do.