So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31
Paul in today’s passage is giving us some advice. He is gently reminding us that everything we do should be directed toward giving glory or praise to God. Paul echoed these words when he wrote these words to the Colossian church, “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Colossians 3:17). But what does Paul mean he wrote “do it all for the glory of God” and “do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus”?
Paul in today’s passage is reminding us as Christians that our main goal is to please God and bring honor to him by becoming more like Jesus and reflecting his attitude of humility and selflessness toward God and others. And that anything that cannot be done for God’s glory should not be done at all, and those things that are done for God’s glory are those things which are done in honor and gratitude to him as our Creator, Savior and Lord. We honor God by our obedience, thankfulness, humility, faithfulness, prayer, reliance on him and selfless consideration for others for the sake of brining them closer to Christ. And as Christians doing things “for the glory of God” and “in the name of the Lord Jesus” must be the primary directive of our lives and a guide for our conduct and a test for our actions.
What this all boils down is very simply this: Whatever do you in your life should be done to give glory and honor to God. So whether you sweep floors, run a Fortune 500 company, teach, stay at home and raise kids or anything else do it to the best of your ability, because in doing so you are giving glory and honor to God. Remember God gave you the gifts, talents and abilities that you have and you are to use them not just to bring yourself glory and honor, but you are to use them help others and give glory and honor to God, the one who gave them to you in the first place.