Paul N. F. (8 Dec 2010)
"OUR GOAL: DO ALL TO THE GLORY OF GOD"


    OUR GOAL: DO ALL TO THE GLORY OF GOD
 

    By A. W. Tozer
 

    . . . Therefore glorify God in your body,  and in your
    spirit,
which are God's.                  1 Corinthians 6:20
 

       As Christian believers, we must practice living to the
    glory of God, actually and determinedly, for Paul's
    exhortation to "do all to the glory of God" is more than
    pious idealism!
 

        It is an integral part of the sacred revelation and is to
    be accepted as the very Word of Truth.  It opens before
    us the possibility of making every act of our lives
    contribute to the glory of God.  Lest we should be too
    timid to include everything, Paul mentions specifically
    eating and drinking. This humble privilege we share
    with the beasts that perish.  If these lowly animal acts
    can be so performed as to honor God, then it becomes
    difficult to conceive of one that cannot.
 

        The New Testament accepts as a matter of course that
    in His incarnation our Lord took upon Him a real human
    body, and no effort is made to steer around the downright
    implications of such a fact.
 

        The Lord Jesus lived in that body here among men and
    never once performed a non-sacred act!  His presence in
    human flesh sweeps away forever the evil notion that
    there is about the human body something innately
    offensive to the Deity.
 

        God created our bodies, and we do not offend Him by
    placing the responsibility where it belongs.  He is not
    ashamed of the work of His own hands! 
    Yours in Christ,
    Paul N. F.