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DO ALL TO THE GLORY OF GOD

As I write this devotion, I pray that this has been a time of self-reflection. As we draw near to the close of the Lenten season, you have sought to draw closer to Him. In all that you do, do it to the glory of God. However, if you have done things seeking recognition for yourself, you must repent and then you are ready to begin a new slate. Too often we seek to serve Him so that we might be praised or gain recognition. We become upset when that does not happen and often stop doing what we were doing because it did not give us the recognition we desired. Today’s good news is that if we had wrong motives, and we ask forgiveness, we can start doing all to the glory of God. The text today is found in Galatians 3:17.

“This is what I am trying to say: The agreement God made with Abraham could not be canceled 430 years later when God gave the law to Moses. God would be breaking His promise.”

Paul writes of the need to do all in the name of Jesus. He writes that our thanksgiving to God should accompany all actions that whatever we do should be done for His glory and honor. Paul’s words give an exhortation and a warning. He warns that nothing should be done out of our flesh, but all things should be done in His will and His way.  Paul was giving ethical teaching to the people, giving them a higher standard of holistic and righteous living. He did not want them to compromise their commitment to Christ or ignore their responsibility to honor God in all things. He urges that no one take credit for anything, but rather acknowledge God in everything. I pray today that somehow these words come into our hearts and we are able to say that by the grace of God we were able to accomplish whatever blessings we have due to His glory and honor.