So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
God has given you gifts specific to the purpose He has for you. Your job is to figure out what you’re passionate about and how to use those gifts to bless the world around you. Whatever your gift is, your goal should be to use up every bit of it for His purpose so that He may be glorified.
I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.
No matter what is going on in your life praise the Lord! In good times praise the Lord, in difficult times praise the Lord. At all times praise the Lord because praise invites God’s presence into your situation. Praise gets the focus off of you and onto God and when you focus on God it changes your heart and increases your faith.
If possible, to the best of your ability, live at peace with all people.
We cannot control what other people do, but we certainly can control our own actions and responses. It may not always be easy, but it will be worth it to try to live peacefully with others, especially those who are difficult to deal with.
Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.
Throughout the Bible there are stories of people who were in really bad situations but they made it through because they trusted in the Lord. God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is still the helper to those who put their faith, hope and trust in Him.
But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”
God is holy and He is calling you to be holy. Before you knew God you didn’t know any better, but now that you know God, He expects more from you. God wants you to be obedient and live according to His will in every aspect of your life. He expects you to be holy, but don’t worry if you fall, He is also forgiving.
But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.
We all have times when we feel discouraged and we feel like giving up. If the Lord has put a “work” in your heart he will make a way for you to do it. That doesn’t mean it won’t be hard, because it might be, but that’s okay because God is on your side. Be strong and don’t give up!
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
As followers of Jesus Christ we should follow the example He set for us. Jesus showed us how to help the weak and we must, with humility and love, also do the same. How wonderful it is to serve God by serving others.