Whatever you do…..Sun 21st June 15

The believers in Corinth seemed to be ‘hung up’ on what they should and shouldn’t do as followers of Jesus. Therefore, Paul says; ‘whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God’ (1 Co 10:31). That’s a great test of each of us. Rather than being force fed a list of prescriptive commands, we should in light of Scripture and in accordance with the leading of the Holy Spirit ask, can I do what I am doing for the glory of God? If the answer is yes, my advice is, ‘do it unto the Lord’. If the answer is no, then the solution is simple- stop it!

Although this may seem an over simplistic gauge of obedience (and in some ways it is), it is worth considering it in light of the life of the Lord Jesus. The Gospels reveal numerous times where Jesus engaged in what we would consider to be acts of worship, whether in private or in public. However, I would like to ask you whether there was ever a time he toiled at his workbench, held a conversation, ate a meal or hung out with friends when God was not honoured, or indeed glorified in what he said, thought and spoke?

Following Jesus example then, let us this week, offer (y)our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is (y)our true and proper worship’ (Rom 12:1)

Yours, Gareth