Monday, November 21, 2011

God First, Man Second; 1 Corinthians 10:30-31

If I take part in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of something I thank God for? So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. ~1 Corinthians 10:30-31

It's turkey time this week. So I wanted a verse that focused on thankfulness. Or at least contained the word. Because, as you know, I'm nothing if not current with the times. Who knows, I may even mention Rebecca Black in an upcoming post sometime soon. Has her 15 minutes already passed?

Anyways, I know I could have chosen a more basic verse on being thankful, however, that's not how I roll. I chose this scripture from 1 Corinthians simply because Paul is in the middle of an impassioned plea for Christian brothers and sisters to get along.

I agree. We tend to complain about a lot of stuff that just doesn't matter. Or, if it matters a little bit, it won't by next week. That's just how fickle we are. We are very much like seventh grade girls, majoring in the minors and finding something to be over-dramatic about.

But Paul sums it up pretty well here when he says that everything we do should be done for God's glory. So when you take time out this week to be thankful for all the stuff you normally take for granted, go ahead and make that practice a resolution. You'll be a month ahead of all those New Year's resolution people, plus you'll be properly focused.

In everything we do, we put God first.

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