“All for Christ!” 1882
“Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks unto God the Father by Him.” Colossians 3:17
“Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatever you do–do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31
Whatever is done, even in the commonest matters of life, the food we eat, our conduct at the breakfast table or the dinner table–is to be done for the glory of the Father and the Son.
These precepts take in the whole field of a Christian’s life and duty. They cover every inch of ground. They distinctly bear on every act and word and thought, and on every moment of our time. They permit no exceptions.
From our first waking thought in the morning–to the last breath we draw before we sleep at night; from the first day of January–to the last day of December, and that of every year of our lives, until our course is run–all is to be yielded, gladly and willingly, to the service of our Redeemer-King!
No aim can be too exalted for one who has been purchased by the blood of Christ, and who has yielded himself as a living sacrifice to the Father in Heaven.
We dare not to please man, or lower the standard, or lessen the responsibility which is laid upon us. We dare not, and we must not, narrow the limit of our service, or the extent of our obedience.