Today’s Reading | 1 Corinthians 10
Why does Paul use the illustration of eating and drinking to challenge those at Corinth to glorify God? It would seem that eating and drinking are two of the most insignificant things we do in the course of a day. Surely he could come up with a more significant illustration… like what career we choose or how we use our money might attract our attention better. But, that may just be his point. Paul clearly states that “everything” we do ought to glorify God. Even in the areas of our lives which seem routine and insignificant, we ought to seek to bring Him glory. Paul’s point is that we should glorify God not just when our lives are on display in an athletic contest, or at a concert, but also when we clean our weapons, wait in the chow line, or play with our younger brothers and sisters–in “everything.” He used an insignificant example to illustrate how important it is to glorify God in every area of our lives. In what “small” area of your life do you need to seek to glorify God? Choose one area and begin today. Circle the words “eating” and “drinking” to remind you of what this passage teaches. You may never realize the difference it will make.
What small, insignificant areas of your life can you glorify God in?
How will you go about accomplishing that task?
How can you remind yourself what this passage teaches today?
What personal commitment can you make in light of this passage?