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Glorify The Father In All You Do

One item of discussion that has become controversial in the Christian circle is how we are to conduct our behavior. When we accept Jesus Christ, do we do all things to honor and glorify Him or can we separate ourselves from our faith and do as we please? This has caused much confusion for many Christians around the world which is why we must stay in God’s Word for Godly understanding.

One message that I repeat in my writings is that perfection is not possible so we have to get the idea of being and doing so out of our heads. In fact, I have learned that the more you try to be perfect, the harder (and often, quicker) you fall but God does want us to behave and act in a certain manner. He does not want us to curse like sailors but that does not mean that cursing will send us to hell but doing so is not glorifying God.

Colossians 3:23 reads “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;” but one lesson that we learn quickly, as Christians, is God has given each of us free will to do as we desire. What is clear from Paul is that we have the right to do whatever we desire but not everything is beneficial to us and in simplest terms, just because we can do something does not mean that we should: “All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not” (1 Corinthians 10:23).

As Paul was illustrating, we are able to do something but there are many things that we are free to do that we shouldn’t but we cannot serve two Gods. At some point in our life, we will have to make a real decision about in which direction we are going to take and due to the real nature of this decision; it must be made with a sincere heart. At the end of the day, we will have to make that decision whether or not to glorify the Father in all we do and the perfect pieces of scripture for this example is Psalm 1:1-6 which I will not recite here but encourage each of you to check it out.

Colossians 3:24 reads “Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.” As Christians, we are to always follow Christ—Christians, little Christ—and the best example that points to this is the fact that Christ spent every moment glorifying God. Because we are little Christs and we are called to be Christ like by following in His footsteps, these should be reminders to each of us that we should do our best to glorify God in all that we do: “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him” (Colossians 3:17).

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;”


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Written by Billy Ray Parrish


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