Man’s Chief End…

…is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.

Now that we have established that we actually sin quite a bit more often than we are aware of, lets take it a step farther. What about when we aren’t sinning? What about when we are simply living our day to day lives, driving to work, cooking a meal, changing a diaper, sweeping a floor?

We (human beings) were created for one main reason – to glorify God. Therefore, whenever we are not glorifying God, we are sinning. This even applies to the repetitive aspects of our lives, the things we do without even thinking. 1st Corinthians 10:31 reminds us that whatever we are doing – be it something as mindless as eating and drinking – we are to do it to the glory of God.

If you are anything like me, this makes the picture look a whole lot bleaker than it did last week. Everything I do is supposed to glorify God? Everything? Yes, everything. Brushing your teeth all the way up to raising your children and relating to your husband, all of it is to be done in a way that and for the purpose of glorifying God.

Lets consider this for a moment. We need to make sure that our actions are done in a way that glorifies God. If we are cooking dinner for our family, it can never be glorifying to God if we are impatient, frustrated, or grumbling. Our outward appearances must be glorifying to God.

At the same time, though, its not enough for our outward actions to be glorifying to God. They must be done for the purpose of glorifying Him. This is the sneakiest part of this concept because it is impossible for me to judge your intentions and it is impossible for you to judge my intentions.

Let us together consider what it means to glorify God in our lives, from the ‘easy’ stuff like reading, studying, and praying to the obeying of God’s commandments all the way to the intentions of our heart. Let us strive to truly honor God in our thoughts, words, and actions.

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