What Are We Doing Here?

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.  I Corinthians 10:31

I’m always blown away by the conversations that emerge from my weekly MEAT (Men Eating And Talking) Meeting.  And last night was no different.  The conversation at the table in the diner went deep quickly.  Without going into all the detail, the conversation eventually centered on the chief purpose of man.  What are we here for?  Why do we exist?  How does God fit into this?  How about Jesus?  Are we doing what we’re supposed to be doing?  These are all fairly deep questions.

As we talked, I was reminded of the verse above and something I’ve heard my dad tell several times before.  I wish I could find the reference, but the general gist is that whether we lead a big company, preach at a church, pick up trash, or clean bathrooms, we should do everything for the glory of God.

Stop and think about that for a minute.

The first question in the Westminster Shorter Catechism applies to this conversation:

Q. 1. What is the chief end of man?

A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, [a] and to enjoy him for ever. [b]

[a]. Ps. 86:9; Isa. 60:21; Rom. 11:36; I Cor. 6:20; 10:31; Rev. 4:11
[b]. Ps. 16:5-11; 144:15; Isa. 12:2; Luke 2:10; Phil. 4:4; Rev. 21:3-4

And so, MEAT once again left me with plenty to chew on.  I’m looking forward to next week, when the conversation will continue.

What are you facing in the day ahead?  How are you framing your activities for the day?  How would things change if you really did everything for God’s glory?