So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31
We are to love our neighbors.
. . . the path of the just is like the shining sun,
That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.
Let no one seek his own, but each one the other’s well-being.
1 Corinthians 10:24
We are to love our God.
The fear of God leads the wise to recognize His presence and care. This fear shows divine mercies to the believer in unexpected places, supplies courage to do difficult things, reveals the beauty around us to be from the LORD, and strengthens us to fight against evil for justice and love. The fear of the LORD is not an escape from this world, but the only way of fully living in it before the face of God.
You’re Only Human by Dr. Kelly Kapic
Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD?
Or who may stand in His holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol,
Nor sworn deceitfully.
He shall receive blessing from the LORD,
And righteousness from the God of his salvation.
The most basic things in our lives can serve to glorify God, or they can serve to dishonor Him. Garland points out that we need to judge our actions and decisions by a simple test. Is our action or is our attitude going to provoke the jealousy of God, or is it going to glorify God? Our purpose in life is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. That’s what our Confession says. It isn’t to glorify ourselves and enjoy ourselves forever. It isn’t to exercise our rights and to only think about ourselves forever. It’s to glorify God and enjoy HIM forever.
morning sermon, 2/12/23, Reverend Tim Rackley