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Living for God's Glory - Reflections on 1 Corinthians 10:31

Arthur Gonçalves

Apr 14, 2023

Living for God's Glory

I would like to share some reflections on 1 Corinthians 10:31, which reads, "So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."

This verse is a powerful reminder that, as followers of Christ, we are called to live our lives in a way that honors and glorifies Him. Everything we do, whether it is eating, drinking, or any other activity, should be done with the aim of bringing glory to God.

At Restoration Church of Sanford, we affirm that our ultimate purpose is to glorify God in all that we do. This verse calls us to reflect on how we live our lives and evaluate whether our actions and decisions align with this purpose. It is easy to get caught up in the busyness of life and forget why we are here on this earth. But when we keep God's glory at the forefront of our minds, our priorities shift, and we begin to live Christ-honoring lives that not only accord with God's Word but make much of it by how we live our lives. 

So how can we apply this verse to our daily lives? Is there a biblical way to process our daily decisions in a God-glorifying way?

I have attached a flow chart to help us apply this text to our daily lives and help us make biblical God-honoring decisions. 

 Here is the gist of the flow chart:

  1. Does the Bible allow it? If the answer is no, don't do it! If the answer is yes, then it leads to the next question. 

  2. Does my conscience allow it? If the answer is no, don't do it! If the answer is yes, then it leads to the next few questions. 

  3. Three Further Questions (Area of Freedom): 

    1. What is the effect on other Christians? (Love is more important than knowledge.)

    2.  What is the effect on non-Christians? (The gospel is more important than rights.)

    3. What is the effect on my spiritual life? (Spiritual health is more important than freedom.)

As we seek to live for God's glory, let us remember that it is not about us but about Him. I pray this flow chart will help you make small daily biblical decisions that will make much of God's Word and ultimately bring God great glory. 

In Christ,


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