Do you ever worry about whether your life will matter? Do you ever fear you might turn out to be good-for-nothing? Today’s devotional explains how to put those worries to rest. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
I Corinthians 10:31 (ESV)So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
“I heard the other day of a Sunday-school address in America which pleased me much. The teacher, speaking to the boys, said, ‘Boys, here’s a watch, what is it for?’ The children answered, ‘To tell the time.’ ‘Well,’ he said, ‘suppose my watch does not tell the time, what is it good for?’ ‘Good-for-nothing, sir.’ Then he took out a pencil. ‘What is this pencil for?’ ‘It is to write with, sir.’ ‘Suppose this pencil won’t make a mark, what is it good for?’ ‘Good-for-nothing, sir.’ Then he took out his pocketknife. ‘ Boys, what is this for?’ They were American boys, and so they shouted, — ‘to whittle with,’ — that is to experiment on any substance that came in their way by cutting a notch in it. ‘But,’ said he, ‘suppose it will not cut, what is the knife good for’? ‘Good-for-nothing, sir.’ Then the teacher asked, ‘What is the chief end of man?’ and they replied, ‘To glorify God.’ ‘But suppose a man does not glorify God, what is he good for?’ ‘Good-for-nothing, sir.’” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XXIX, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1883), p. 71]