Today’s Scripture: Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31

Many people separate the things of God from everything else in their lives. They think that going to church on Sunday is separate from their lives the rest of the week. But this is not so! Romans 12:1 says that our lives should be a living sacrifice and that is our reasonable service. It is reasonable for us to serve the One who has bought us with “the precious blood of Christ.” He didn’t just save you for one day a week, He saved you for everyday on into eternity. We cannot offer Him part-time service and think that we are doing well.

All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. (1 Corinthians 10:23) Nothing we do can keep us from Heaven. We have no dietary laws, rules for sacrifice or uncleanness, or commandments for feasts. We have liberty in Christ; however, many people believe that this liberty gives us license to do whatever we wish which is directly against what the Bible says. Romans 6:1 clearly states, “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?”

Because we have liberty we can serve God freely. We have the responsibility to use that freedom to help others and glorify God. We should live our lives so everything we do will glorify God.

Here are five questions to ask yourself about each thing you do.
All things are lawful,” BUT-

  1. Will they lead to freedom or slavery? (1 Cor. 6:12)
  2. Will they make me a stumbling block or a stepping stone? (1 Cor. 8:13)
  3. Will they build me up or tear me down? (1 Cor. 10:23)
  4. Will they only please me, or will they glorify Christ? (1 Cor. 10:31)
  5. Will they help to win the lost to Christ or turn them away? (1 Cor. 10:33)

Use these steps today to glorify God in everything you do.

Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.