Glory

Not Of This World

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

-Colossians 3:1-4

If we believe in God, Christ becomes our life. We will appear with Him in glory when He appears. We are now hidden in Christ!

We are not of this world.

That’s why this verse talks about setting our hearts and our minds on things above, not on earthly things. That’s one of the best ways to grow closer to God: focusing on Him and not on all of the junk and sin of this world.

Challenge: Focus on God instead of all of the sin around you, and let Him lead you in the direction He wants you to go.

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All for God’s Glory

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

-1 Corinthians 10:31

This verse says to do it all for the glory of God. That means everything. Washing the dishes. Eating dinner. Walking the dog. Raking leaves. Doing homework. Not to mention going to school.

But how do we do these things for God’s glory?

One thing is that you should probably think about how you’re doing everything. Are you being grumpy, or are you being cheerful? Are you eager to serve, or are you reluctant to help? Are you complaining, or are you encouraging? One of the best ways to bring glory to God is to represent Him well with a good attitude. Sometimes chores aren’t that fun to do, but you should still do them with a good attitude and a willing heart.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.

-Colossians 3:23

Challenge: Try to memorize Colossians 3:23 or 1 Corinthians 10:31. Work on applying these verses in your life, and try to have a good attitude.