Read it – 1 Corinthians 10 NLT
Live it –
As you begin reading this passage, you might ask what this has to do with “Glory to God alone.” That is a legitimate question. But read it through to the end. It will become clear to you.
Paul begins this passage with a brief recitation of historical events concerning the nation of Israel. He writes about the Exodus and some of the judgments the people of God suffered because of their lack of faithfulness to God.
He then warns about thinking one is standing strong, only to fall into temptation. But with the warning, he gives a promise. God will show a way out of every temptation.
Paul emphatically commands his readers to “flee from the worship of idols.” He warns about commingling the worship of God with the worship of demons. He writes about eating meat offered to idols with the emphasis on the avoidance of offending others.
Now, we come to the part about “Glory to God only.” Verse 31 says, “So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” The conclusion is that whatever you do, it is to be done to the glory of God. It is a good practice to ask yourself if what you are about to do will bring glory to God. If you determine that it might not, refrain from the activity. If you believe it will, feel free to pursue the planned activity. Ultimately, our assignment on earth is to glorify God.