09/08/21 For His Glory

READING: Psalms 109-112, 1 Corinthians 10:1-22

It was just a simple statement by one of my former seminary professors, but it changed the way I did my homework. I was always a decent student, so it wasn’t a matter of my choosing to move beyond mediocrity. Rather, it was something much bigger than that. 

We were talking about sermon preparation, and he concluded his lecture with something similar to this statement: “When you finish your manuscript, you need to be able to say, ‘Lord, I give this work to You as my best. I do it for Your glory.’” That made sense regarding a sermon, but I also realized, based on God’s Word, that I should have been doing all my work for His glory. Nothing I did should have been for my own recognition (like, for example, striving to get good grades that would bring praise). 

Everything we do should, in fact, be for His glory. If we were to live that way, much would change in our lives today. 

PRAYER: “God, I need Your help to live this way. Be glorified in all I do today.” 

DAILY ACTION STEP:  As you make decisions today, ask, “Lord, what option brings You the most glory?”   

TOMORROW’S READING: Psalms 113-118, 1 Corinthians 10:23-11:16

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