1) Romans 11:36 (TLB); 2) Proverbs 16:4 (NLT)
1) For everything comes from God alone. Everything lives by his power, and everything is for his glory. To him be glory evermore. 2) The Lord has made everything for his own purposes, even the wicked for a day of disaster.
The Scriptures are clear here – everything comes from God! Everything! Not only this but God alone sustains everything and why – for His eternal glory!
It’s worth reading these Scriptures a few times through and just letting them sink in. Once you realize it is indeed “All for him” it can really help align your priorities with God’s word. What particularly jumps out to me is that we weren’t created for our own purpose but for God’s. That our lives would give him glory. What a tussle this can be as it’s so easy to live life doing as you please, after all this is what is modelled around us. It’s worth considering how then do we live lives that continually give God glory? Basically, be who God called you to be! Honouring God with due reverence and worship is a big part as is a desire to become increasingly Christ like. Loving others, serving God with the gifts he has given you and sharing your faith in Jesus also bring God much glory.
Dear Lord, everything comes and is sustained by you alone. Help me to live my life for your purpose and may I bring you glory in doing so. Amen
Written by Ps. Ainslie Woods