1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
This scripture includes three things to be considered in how the Disciple lives; eating, drinking and everything else. We are surprised at the importance given two seemingly personal choices. Should we give more importance to the impact our eating and drinking have on other people.
Then the scripture shifts to everything we do, “do all to the glory of God“. God created the world, making humanity in His image to display His glory. He provided a way for redeeming sinful people to display His glory. His Disciples are to live so that God’s glory is reflected back to Him. Then others will be pointed to Jesus by what believers do.
Spiritual milestones in my life: In 1965 – joined First Baptist Church, 1967 – John 14:15 Love Jesus; 1972 – God used “Spirit Controlled Temperaments” by Tim Lahaye; 1980 – I began to more seriously study the Bible and pray 1/2 hour per day with a daily journal; 1986 – I choose a Vision for my life: “Do all to the glory of God”; and 2009 – I became a committed one on one Discipler of men. As I look back on 53 years of life I realized these significant impacts on my life. Some serious changes needed to be made in the priorities of my life. These changes occurred during some very difficult, but joyful years, but I learned to trust and depend on God one day at time.
Jesus changed me to grow closer to His image. In 2015-2017 I updated the Vision adding 9 statements. The first 5 are about my relationship with God and the last 4 with others. AA
How can you live in the future so that someone could look at you and say, “You are a true example of what it means to follow Jesus”?
Notes: AA- My Life Vision: By the grace of God do all B to the glory of God C: Knowing God is present in my life D; Pursuing intimate relationships with Triune God E & my holiness, F thankfulness G ; Loving God and others H; Discipling I; Walking humbly J; Being encouraging K.
Notes for my Life Vision: B- “all” means everything in my life with family, work, play, pleasure, worship, church, etc.; C- 1 Corinthians 10:31; D- 1 Corinthians 6:19, John 17:22-23; E- 2 Peter 1:3; 3:18; 1 Peter 1:8; John 17:22-24; Ephesians 5:18; 3:20 NLT. F- 1 Peter 1:15-16; G- 1 Thessalonians 5:18; H- Mark 12:30-31; I- Matthew 28:18-20 – discipling is a 3 step process in this scripture: 1] evangelism-new disciples, 2] baptism, 3] teaching; J- James 4:6-10; K- 1 Thessalonians 5:11a
Henry Luke 3/30/2018
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