If everything in your life cannot be the essential thing in your life, what is the most crucial aspect of the life that you want to live? If you were to choose one top priority, aim, or goal, what would you pick? Perhaps you can think of it this way: what would you want others to say about you after you die?
You must be clear on the most critical thing in your life because that thought will be the grid through which you will think about and do life with God and others. The good news is that there is no mystery to what that thing should be. Paul forever solidified what the primary objective of anyone’s life should be.
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31).
Paul’s chief aim was an all-inclusive, transcending goal, and nothing surpassed it. Nothing was of higher value than to glorify God. Glorifying the Lord should be every person’s top objective in life. Of course, most folks don’t know that there will be a day when we all will glorify God. When the Lord rolls up the carpet on time, all people in heaven and hell will glorify God throughout eternity (Philippians 2:9-11).
To “glorify God” means that He is your chief aim. It could suggest “spreading the fame of God” or making “His name great in all the earth.” It carries the idea of “giving Him all honor and respect” to Him alone. It’s like standing in holy awe of Him for who He is, and from that perspective, you live your life. The weight of His worth is what gives you meaning, focus, and direction for living well on His earth.
Time to Reflect
1. Do you see the importance of God’s glory as your chief aim in how you live daily?
2. What does that look like practically? Be specific.