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A Single Eye Focus

Romans 11:36 (ESV) … “For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.”

The single desire of every life should be the glory of God. Paul tells us that from him and through him and to him are all things. In other words, what we have is his. What we hope for is his. Whatever things there are is his.

The question before us is this, are we living as we should? That is living with a “single eye focus” of giving glory unto the Lord. Whatever we eat, whatever we enjoy and whatever we love should have the purpose that God receive the glory from it. Our love and focus upon the Lord must not waiver or want. When we set that type of affection upon our living for Jesus, then we release the full blessings of God.

Finally, we must remember that God will receive the glory. His glory begins in himself and ends in himself and encompasses all of his purposes and actions. To the degree humans are included in an awareness of the glorifying purposes of God, they should offer him praise. To the degree humans are excluded from an awareness of the purposes of God, they should likewise offer him praise. In the first degree we praise him for what we understand, in the second for what we do not understand. After all, how much motivation would there be in worshiping a God whose purposes were totally exhausted by the finiteness of our intellect?[1]

[1] Boa, K., & Kruidenier, W. (2000). Romans (Vol. 6, pp. 346–347). Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers.

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