For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
In our last part of this devotion series, I wanted us to notice the phrase “therefore glorify God”. What does it mean to “glorify” God? We all have a basic idea of the meaning of this phrase. but I would like to take a few minutes to examine it more closely.
The word translated “glorify” in this verse comes from a root word in the Greek language that means “to appear”. “to think”, or “to seem”. It involves the idea of “reputation” or “status”. It is what others “think” of Him, or what He “appears to be” to them, or what He “seems to be like” to those who know Him.
When Paul tells us that we should “glorify” Christ, he is saying that we should enhance others’ opinions about Him. We should do all we can to make sure He has an honorable, reverential testimony in the eyes of those who come in contact with us.
How do we do this? By living lives that point others to Him. Folks, as professing Christians, what we say about Him, our actions and words around others, and our lifestyle choices we make, reflect not only our character, but they reflect upon the person and work of Christ also.
As we end our study of 1 Cor 6:19-20, let’s keep in mind, after all He has done for us… as recipients of the graces of physical and spiritual life, let us renew our commitment to do all in our power to bring honor and praise to Him in the eyes of those around us. In other words, let’s “glorify” Him!
1Cor 6:19-20 (KJV)
19) What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
20) For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
May the Lord bless us as we “Think On These Things”.
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