“TO THE GLORY OF GOD”
Johann Sebastian Bach is recognized as one of the world’s most famous musicians. He was orphaned when he was ten years old and went to live with his oldest brother, a church organist. Recognizing his joy for music, his brother began teaching him how to play various instruments. At age fourteen he was awarded a scholarship to study music at a famous university. After graduation, he auditioned for a job he deeply wanted but was not hired.
He refused to be discouraged and dedicated himself to becoming a gifted musician and composer. On the top part of each composition, he wrote the words, “To the glory of God.”
How would our lives be different if we preceded each word or deed or thought with the words: “Will what I am about to do or say or think bring glory to God?” Would our lips be sealed, our hands idle, or our minds blank if what we said, or thought or did could not bring glory to God? Would we become as still as a statue?
The Bible makes no apologies when it declares, “Whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God!” All that we do or think or say is to be done to bring glory to God. Keeping this Scripture in mind will help us realize the impact our behavior has on others – positively or negatively – and the glory it brings to God.
Prayer:Father, may every word or deed, thought or action, bring unending glory to Your name each day of our lives. Let our thoughts, words, and deeds glorify Your Name. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: 1 Corinthians 10:31 So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.