Weekly Memory Verse Lesson

Why Did You Do That?

Often we make choices that puzzle those about us. What we wear, where we go, the people we choose as our companions and friends.  Even the words we use, all seem foreign to so many in the world around us. But why is this? While so many in the world choose things based on what best serves their desires and goals, our decision to make choices based on another goal is completely foreign to a worldly mind.

God tells us that “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31). What a stark difference in the goal of our choices! A.T. Robertson spoke of this verse in his work Word Pictures in the New Testament and said: “This is the ruling motive in the Christian’s life, not just having his own way about whims and preferences.” And indeed as we live in this world we stand out as shining lights by our lives (Matthew 5:16) and refuse to be entangled in the things of this world so that we may please Him (2 Timothy 2:4).

Even Jesus, as He came to this earth lived so that He could say, “I do always those things that please Him” (John 8:29). What a glorious example we have to follow! But consider this – what a glorious thing to be that example for others in this world in which we live! And we can be as we determine to “do all to the glory of God”!

Jack H. Williams