A Christian’s entire lifestyle, including his home life, social and business activities, are all part of his efforts to glorify God (1 Corinthians 10:31). In these areas of life, each Christian is totally responsible for making his or her own decisions regarding how they live to glorify God. Of course, it is God who confirms whether or not a person is living in such a way to bring glory to Him. Christianity is lived in two realms, individually and collectively as member on the Lord’s team. Team spirit for a ball team is essential for every individual player and every sports fan knows the damage disunity can cause on the team. The Lord and His people are to be the ultimate example of working together in unity, in peace, and with hope.
The church family works with the realization that the will, vision, dedication and faith of the church determines what decisions are made to glorify God. We are told, “submit to one another out of reverence for Christ” (Ephesians 5:21). This yielding will be evident in various areas in our life together as we work to glorify Christ. As we submit our individual will to one another in the Body of Christ, we do so to exalt God’s glory!