1 Corinthians 10:31 - What You Were Meant to Do.

1 Corinthians 10:31 (NKJV) Therefore, 
whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all 
to the glory of God.  

1 Corinthians 10:31 (CEV) When you eat or 
drink or do anything else, always do it to honor 


Museum Of The Bible
   I never wanted to be a preacher. I wanted 
to be a cartoonist like Charles M. Schulz. But 
you see, that was not what God had in store for 
   Some years ago I mentioned to someone 
that I was a cartoonist, and they said, Well 
good, because my car is broken. Can you fix 
   So I explained that I cant tune a car. 
In fact, Im the last guy youd want 
looking under your hood, because the result would be 
a sad one. 
   Awhile back I received a letter from 
someone who listens to A New Beginning. He thanked 
me for my messages and then said, One day, 
hearing your program, I prayed the prayer with you 
and accepted Christ into my life. I remember the 
feeling. It was awesome. Ill never forget you 
said, Tell someone, and I did. I would tell 
anyone that would listen. I even told some people 
that wouldnt listen. I remember the feeling 
and the realization that I was finally doing 
what I was meant to be doing. 
   He went on to say that he started 
volunteering more and more. Eventually he went back to 
school and became a pastor. Then he used his skill 
set to start an auto repair ministry through his 
church in Olympia, Washington, which is reaching 
people in unique ways. 
   Then there is Steve Green, president of 
Hobby Lobby and chairman of the board at the 
Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. When you 
visit our nations capital, we now have a Museum 
of the Bible among all the monuments. He has 
taken his abilities and used them for Gods 
   Maybe youre not called to preach, but 
you can use your abilities for the glory of God. 
Whatever youre called to do, do it for the glory 
of God. [Greg Laurie from Harvest Ministries; 

YouVersion Bible App
   I am thrilled beyond measure that our 
church continues to give away my favorite app, the 
YouVersion Bible App, free to people all over the 
world. People often say, "I can't believe a church 
created the app. But I'm overjoyed that our 
church was able to create this. Right now we've got 
about forty full-time staff members who create, 
build, maintain, and expand this unbelievable, 
amazing app. 
   Despite what others have recommended, 
I've never considered charging for this app. "But 
people don't value something they get for free! You 
should charge at least 99 cents for it," these 
people argue with me. 
   But because we can give the Bible away, 
we will. The Bible is living and active, and we 
are honored to give it to everyone who wants 
one. And personally, I love to give this app 
away, and you know why? Because years ago, someone 
from the Gideon organization smiled more broadly 
than you can imagine and handed me a free Bible. 
And my life was transformed by the living Word 
of God, so now I am overjoyed to return the 
favor and provide digital Bibles. 
   We recently celebrated giving away over 
two hundred and seventy-five million free 
downloads. People all over the world can have God's 
Word wherever they go, on their phones or 
tablets, and read it at their convenience. My goal is 
to lead the way with irrational generosity. We 
truly believe it's more blessed to give than to 
   God, thank you for the gift of your Word 
and the many ways you reveal yourself through 
its pages. [Daily Power by Craig Groeschel re 
Luke 6:30] 


Two Questions to Ask of Your Goals
   Its important to set goals. But not 
every goal that you can set is a good goal that 
Gods going to bless. 
   So how do you know the kind of goal that 
God will bless? Ask yourself these questions: 
   1. Will my goal honor God?
   What kind of goal brings glory to God? 
Any goal that causes you to trust him more, to 
depend on him more, to love him more, to love other 
people more, to serve him, to serve others, to be 
more unselfish. 
   The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 10:31, 
When you eat or drink or do anything else, always 
do it to honor God (CEV). You can honor God 
by taking out the trash. You can honor God by 
washing the dishes. You can honor God by doing that 
mundane task at work. How? By doing it with the 
right motive: gratitude. If you want your life to 
bring honor to God, set goals that help you be the 
best you can be for Gods glory. 
   2. Is my goal motivated by love?
   God is not going to bless a goal 
motivated by greed, envy, guilt, fear, or pride. But 
he does honor a goal that is motivated by a 
desire to demonstrate love to him and to others, 
because life is all about learning how to love. 
   Why is it important to have goals based 
on love? Because if you set loveless goals, 
youre going to treat people as projects. Youre 
going to run all over them to reach your goal. 
Youre going to run over your spouse, your family 
members, our friends, and other people as you climb 
up the ladder of success. God says, No. 
Youve got it all wrong. Its not about 
accomplishments. Its about relationships. Its about 
learning how to love. 
   Do everything in love (1 
Corinthians 16:14 NIV). Your number one goal in life 
should be to learn how to really love your family, 
your neighbors, and even those who are hard to 
love. That makes you more like God, because God is 
love. [Daily Devotional by Rick Warren: 

One Thing at a Time
   One early spring day I went to visit 
Corrie ten Boom, the survivor of the Nazi holocaust 
who shared her story in The Hiding Place - in 
her latter years, she lived in southern 
California. My friends and I were able to help Pam, her 
companion, learn basic things about Corrie's disability 
and her wheelchair. After our short training 
session, we sat in Corrie's backyard, admiring her 
early spring flowers, and enjoying the warm sun on 
our backs. 
   The day was filled with activity, yet 
relaxed and slow-paced. After we enjoyed the 
flowers, we went into the kitchen for tea and 
chocolates. After tea, we read the Bible and prayed. 
Then we retired to the parlor and talked. I was 
amazed how quickly the day flew by, yet how 
peaceful and stress-free it seemed. Pam explained, 
"Tante Corrie and I never do lots of things at 
once. We don't sit outside, read and enjoy tea and 
chocolates. We Space Everything Out So We Can Truly 
Appreciate The Individual Pleasures Of Each Activity." 
That day I witnessed the glory of God in watching 
spring flowers bob in the breeze... in savoring the 
taste of dark chocolate... in smelling the 
fragrance of Earl Grey tea... in listening to an 
elderly saint pray... and of discovering new 
insights in God's Word. All because I lived the day 
at Corrie's pace. 
   Someone has pushed the fast-forward 
button on our days. As the microwave heats our 
morning Danish, we pay bills on-line, listen for the 
chime on the dryer, all the while eavesdropping on 
Dr. Dobson on Christian radio. Little wonder we 
feel stressed out. Galatians 5:25 says, "... let 
us keep in step with the Spirit." Often the 
Spirit takes very slow steps. Push the pause button 
and find a way you can slow down today. Enjoy 
God's glory in every small thing. 
   Spirit of Christ, help me to keep in step 
with you today and not run ahead. [Joni Eareckson 
Tada Daily Devotional: 


The Junk Food of Life
   Have you ever filled up on appetizers? 
Maybe youve had a meal waiting for you, but 
then you started snacking. Suddenly you realize 
youve lost your appetite. I do this all the time. 
My wife will be cooking, and Ill start 
swiping a few bites of food. Before I know it, Im 
eating my way around the kitchen. When she finally 
serves her wonderful, home-cooked meal, Im not 
hungry anymore because Ive filled up on other 
things while I was snacking. 
   We can snack on the junk food of life, as 
it were, and dull our spiritual appetites. They 
may not be bad things necessarily, but they can 
diminish our hunger for the Word of God. 
   It is not a sin to watch television, but 
it is a sin to watch some things on television. 
I will admit to you that after I have watched 
television for a while, I feel sort of brain-dead. Do I 
then have a desire to go read the Bible? No. I 
have diminished my spiritual appetite. 
   There are things we can do that keep the 
edge off our hunger for the things of God. For 
example, when I listen to praise music, it builds me 
up spiritually. It encourages me and even 
stimulates my appetite for spiritual things. 
   The Bible says, All things are lawful 
for me, but not all things are helpful; all 
things are lawful for me, but not all things 
edify (1 Corinthians 10:23). Or, as the J. B. 
Phillips New Testament says, As I have said 
before, the Christian position is this: I may do 
anything, but everything is not useful. Yes, I may do 
anything but everything is not constructive. 
   We want to look for the things that will 
increase our spiritual appetites, not for the things 
that will diminish them. [Greg Laurie from 
Harvest Ministries; https://www.harvestdaily.com re 
1 Corinthians 10:23] 




1st of 28: Divine Dining: 
2nd of 28: Pictures of the Divine: 
3rd of 28: A Dirty Bible: 
4th of 28: Cared For: 
5th of 28: Saved: 
6th of 28: You Can Change: 
7th of 28: Reprogramming Our Brains: 
8th of 28 Our Holy Father: 
9th of 28 Gifts of Service: 
10th of 28 The Holy Spirit: 
11th of 28 The Law of God: 
12th of 28 The Sabbath: 
13th of 28 The Church: 
14th of 28 The Gift of Prophecy: 
15th of 28 Stewardship: 
16th of 28 Marriage and the Family: 
Live ongoing series in progress.


If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred