“That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.” Ephesians 1:12
When I consider the men and women who lived during the early days of the Church Age, I am amazed at their determination to live for Christ.
Despite turmoil, persecution, loss of livelihood, and family ties, men like Apostle Paul, Stephen,Silas, and John remained faithful to their dying days.
Women like Lydia, Mary, Priscilla, and Dorcas used their abilities and belongings to minister to the men of God.
Can it be said that their lives brought praise to the glory of God?
I would say a resounding, ‘Yes’.
Can the same be said about our lives today?
Our purpose on this earth is to bring glory to God.
Am I using my God-given abilities and resources to accomplish the purpose for which God has placed me here on this earth?
Am I making decisions based on the desire to please God?
Will others who come after me say ‘She brought glory to God’?
Living to the praise of His glory is a responsibility we all must take seriously.
What changes do each of us need to make in our lives to bring glory to Him, the Almighty God, who grants us life beyond the grave?
May your life today be lived for Jesus Christ.