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‘Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.’ 1 Corinthians 10:31 NKJV

In 1643, the Houses of Parliament in England abolished the way the Church of England was governed. An assembly of 121 ministers and 30 laypeople was called together at Westminster Abbey to rebuild the English church. The documents coming out of that six-year assembly are some of the most famous in church history.

The first question in the Shorter Westminster Catechism reads, ‘What is the chief end of man?’ Answer: ‘To glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.’ What that means is that you were created to honour God and enjoy His company. If you’re wise, you will make that a blueprint for your life for the last half of this year—and beyond!

Glorify God.

Obey God.

Enjoy God.

When you know your life is glorifying God, you enjoy His presence, but when you know your life is not glorifying God, you tend to avoid Him. And that’s bad, because without God’s presence in your life, what are your chances of true success? Not good!

Is it time to go back to foundations? If it is, then base every aspect of your life on the bedrock of this Scripture: ‘Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.’ If you follow that rule, you will stay on the right path, and you will have the peace and joy of knowing your life is pleasing to the Lord. Whatever circumstances may arise, you will be able to face them with peace and confidence, knowing that God is with you.

SoulFood: Jer 10–13, Matt 22:34–46, Ps 64, Pro 14:25–28

word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2024

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