Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Desiring God...Gods Goal XVI

The Christian Life

The work of Christ for the glory of God leads inevitably to the conclusion that God's purpose for his new redeemed people, the church, is that our life goal should be to glorify God. Paul makes this explicit in 1 Corinthians 10:31 where he says, "So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."

Peter shows that all of our service as Christians has as its goal that God would be glorified as the One who enables all good things: "Whoever renders service [let him do it] as one who renders it by the strength which God supplies; in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen" (1 Peter 4: 11).

And when Jesus was instructing his own disciples what their goal should be in their daily living, he said in Matthew 5:14, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."

Read this series in its entirity at "Desiring God" by John Piper

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