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
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.