Johann Sebastian Bach is recognized as one of the world’s most famous musicians. He was orphaned when he was ten years old and went to live with his oldest brother, a church organist. He enjoyed music and his brother began teaching him how to play various instruments. At age fourteen he was awarded a scholarship to study music. After graduation he auditioned for a job he deeply wanted but was not hired.
He refused to be discouraged and dedicated himself to becoming a gifted musician and composer. On the top of each part of each composition he wrote the words, “To the glory of God.”
How would our lives be different if we preceded each word or deed or thought with the words: “Is what I am about to do or say or think going to bring glory to God?” Would our lips be sealed, our hands idle or our minds blank?
The Bible makes no apologies when it declares, “Whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God!” All that we do or think is to be motivated by God’s love. Keeping this Scripture in mind will help us realize the impact our lives have for God - positively or negatively.
Prayer: Father, may every word or deed, thought or action bring unending glory to Your name each day of our lives. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: 1 Corinthians 10:31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.