From: Rich Carlson
Date: December 4, 2019
Subject: It's December 4; Good Morning Union



“Therefore whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

            1 Corinthians 10:31

In the margin of my Bible I have written—What if all my life was driven by this question, “How does ______ (whatever I’m choosing to do) bring glory to God?

I actually divide all decisions in life into three categories:

  1. Pretty clear it’s wrong
  2. Neutral
  3. Pretty sure it’s right

Some things I KNOW are wrong; some things I KNOW are right; and somethings are somewhere in the middle. I know it’s wrong to kill and cheat and steal! I know it’s right to “Love the Lord my God with all my heart, and my neighbor as myself.” And I don’t think it matters to God whether I eat Cheerios or Raisin Bran for breakfast! Sometimes I spend too much time fretting over the middle area that is just not that important from the big picture of salvation. What if I focused more on the first and last categories of decisions? What if I made the decision every day that when I am confronted with what I know is wrong or right I would always commit myself to only choosing to do what is right and would bring glory to God?

If I isn’t clear if my decision would impact the glory of God then I just take my best shot at it. If I wear a green shirt or a blue shirt probably doesn’t make a whole lot of difference to God. But what do I do with those decisions that DO make a difference to God? WHAT IF I made all THOSE choices based on Paul’s commitment to the people in Corinth? “Whatever I choose I want it to bring glory to God.” If it’s clear that it will not bring Him glory then I want to choose NOT to do it! When I’m not sure, I just do my best; but when I am sure, I want to choose those so that all my decisions will only be only those that will bring glory to God.

 

Have a great day choosing wisely with those things that are clear,

Pastor Rich

 

Quote for the Day:      “If you want your neighbor to see what Christ can do for him, let him see what Christ has done for you.”