Our study today presents us with the most important aspect of the Christian life. Namely, living for the glory of God. Unfortunately, to speak of the glory of God has become a phrase that is used so much that it has become trite and void of any depth of meaning. O live for the glory of God simply means that I no longer live for myself. That is it in a nutshell. This living for the glory of God affects how we eat, drink, work, pray and serve. Living for the glory of God is living under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Ponder this thought beloved. Any problem that you and I have in our walk with Jesus, be it in our marriage, our vocation or even in how we relate to on another here at Koinonia is a Lordship problem.
The context of our study this morning revisits the matter of Paul’s character and apostolic authority being held in question. The presudo Christian leaders who attacked Paul were a smug, self righteous, ego maniacs who did everything that they did to be seen, heard and known. Paul, under the inspiration of The Spirit sets the record straight not only for them, but for you and me as well today. But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commended. Self commendation means nothing. Worthy is The Lamb Who was slain. Love Him. Adore Him. Serve Him. Worship Him. Selah