I Corinthians 10:31
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
The secular world is all about first impressions. After the initial impact, people’s impressions are set. What matters is the first-time event.
Paul clearly states that everything we do should be for the glory of God – even the small details. Life is far more than one event.
The great composer Bach said, “All music should have no other end and aim than the glory of God and the soul’s refreshment.” He always ended his compositions with the letters “S.D.G.” These letters stand for “Soli Dei Gratia,” which mean “to God alone be the praise.”
What does it mean for you to honor God in the small details of your life? Bringing glory to God is done in relationship to others. Here are three areas to reflect upon:
- Do you intentionally speak to others for the purpose of edifying, encouraging and giving a blessing?
- Is the joy of the Lord that is in your heart visible on the outside?
- Giving glory to God means returning to God what he has given to you. If you do not spend time in God’s presence, you will not have much to return to him. This means reading His word, worshiping Him, and joyfully celebrating His righteous, holy rule.
What small things have you given to the Lord today through blessing and encouraging others?
– Written by Edward Bradley, August 7th, 2007