Spend some time praising God for all the good things he gives us
Way back in history, the Israelites were slaves in Egypt. Through miracles, God set them free and took them on an amazing journey through the desert into a land full of good things that he had promised them. But the people complained. They didn’t understand what was going on, and they ended up tired and hungry. So they moaned. God gave them food each day and produced water for them, and yet they still grumbled. A short journey that should have taken days ended up taking 40 years.
How many times do we see what God has given us and still complain? It’s a temptation open to us all, to see what others have and want that. Or to turn our backs on God and his ways. But Paul reminds us that we are all tempted, and that God will not let us be tempted beyond what we can deal with – there is always a chance to say no and to escape from it. There is always a way out.
And Paul reminds the Corinthians that everything they do should be for the glory of God. That means giving our all to all that we do. All that he does, he is trying to see other people saved, and not seeking his own wishes and wants. He calls us to all follow him, as he follows Christ. I don’t know about you, but I’m in!
Lord God, thank you for all that you give us. Thank you that there is always a way out from temptation. Help us to give you glory in all that we do. Amen.
Spend some time thinking and praying through what you have planned for today. How can you give God glory in all that you do?