Verse Of The Week : 26 June 2023

June 26, 2023

Run for His Glory

READY:

“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

1 Corinthians 10:31

SET:

“God, I’m going to do this for your glory.”

What does this mean?
How can we do all things for His glory?

God is our Creator.
He specifically has given each of us unique skills, talents, abilities, opportunities, and experiences.
Many circumstances in life provide a space for people to be praised and lifted up verbally, socially, and even sometimes physically.
However, Jesus shared something countercultural in a “me driven” society and lived this out: giving God the glory.

“He must increase; I must decrease”

John 3:30

Plagiarism is a serious offense in school.
With plagiarism, people try to get credit for something that they didn’t do.
Spiritual plagiarists try to take the credit and receive the reward for what they never did.
That is what we are like when we take the glory for ourselves rather than pointing others and ourselves to God.
God is the One who has given us the abilities, gifts and talents.
He alone is worthy to be glorified.
Even when we run, we have been given an opportunity to run for His glory.
Working with all our hearts, training to the best of our abilities, doing all things in love are examples of ways to glorify God as we run.

This upcoming week, may we focus on giving God the glory in our thoughts, words, and deeds.
There is joy that rises within as we choose to glorify Him, boast of Him, and point others to Him.

“Thus says the LORD: ‘Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.’”

Jeremiah 9:23-24

GO:

  1. What are some ways that you can practically give God the glory as you train this week?
  2. How can joy be a result of giving God glory in all that we do?
  3. Read Isaiah 61 and John 17 and see who Jesus is and how He glorified God.

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