What a simple verse, truly! But as always, God’s text is packed with meaning, and in this case, utterly under attack for centuries now. Sadly, it is professing Christians who have likely done the most damage with attempts to put meaning here that is not inherent in the text. Notice I did not call those attempts “well-intentioned,” as a truly well-intentioned attempt at interpreting the Bible will start with a biblical worldview and a belief that scripture is the ultimate authority.
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
Can a Christian smoke? Should a Christian drink “socially?” What’s ok before marriage? These are common questions, and they are good questions, for immature believers to ask, that is. How do they relate to the 1 Corinthians 10:31? I’ll try to show how.
This is the second part of the teaching on God’s grace. Here we learn that God’s Grace is Unconditional, Irresistible, Eternal and Persevering.
THIS IS WHY I DO WHAT I DO. Many of you know that I do the work of an evangelist. I am actually super excited because I just received 2 boxes of 10,000 tracts that my church designed and ordered from www.customtractsource.com and on the same day, we launched our new improved website, www.bereanbaptistchurch.com and I got to be a part of both those things. Each of these activities is designed with one ultimate goal: to glorify God by pointing to Christ and His finished work on the cross. Our chief aim is to edify believers and herald the gospel to the lost.
The heavens declare the glory of God. The firmament sheweth His handiwork.
Like so much of scripture, what a simple, yet profound thought! Whereas we humans, myself included, find brevity so elusive, God can proclaim His glory in two short sentences and refute millions of people’s false beliefs in 12 simple English words.
This is the first part of the teaching on God’s grace. Here we learn what grace really means and what our response that that grace should be.
So what am I doing up so late? I suppose I’m celebrating. God is Good, and all occasions are a reason to celebrate His Glory. There I go again! I won’t apologize…I just can’t get enough of Him. But as a matter of fact, God’s grace is the reason to celebrate. Let me give you some background. If you are bored easily…well if you are bored easily, you aren’t still reading I’d suppose.