What is the ultimate motive behind your life? What is it that gets you up and out of bed in the morning? If you had to come up with a purpose statement for your life, what would it say?
Depending on who you ask, you will hear many different answers to these questions. Some live for the next thrill, for the next vacation, or for the praise of other people. Some live to work and lose themselves in the pursuit of success. Others live for pleasure and admit that they lack a true sense of purpose.
Well, the Bible teaches that the glory of God is the only motive for living that really matters. It is why our mission statement is: making disciples of all nations for the glory of God.
We have been made in the image of God for the purpose of reflecting His glory, something that is only possible through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. This is Peter’s theme in the last two chapters of his first epistle.
Beginning this Sunday, July 15, we will take a look at what Peter says about living for the glory of God and why it truly matters. I hope that you will invite someone to join you in worship!
7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. 8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: 11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that 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 4:7-11)