So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 CORINTHIAS 10:31, ESV
During one of my visits to Chile, I asked my cousin what was involved in attending a professional soccer game. He told me that attending games in the National Stadium in Santiago war risky. Soccer fans around the world can get out of control when their team is losing, and he told me that things were especially unpredictable and possibly dangerous for the games played in the capital. I asked him if there were any other options for attending a soccer game, and he suggested we attend a game from a team located in the suburbs of the city where the stadium was smaller and the crowd less rowdy. Not sure what to expect, we arrived at the stadium about an hour before the game. As we went through the gate and into the stands I was shocked to see the entire stadium was already filled.
Not only was filled, everyone was standing or jumping up and down and singing fight songs for the home team. Every few feet it seemed as though there were fans pounding on drums and blowing trumpets. For the next hour, the fans never let out, and when the game finally started, they continued, but with even more intensity! At the half, after almost two hours of singing, jumping and chanting, the fans in the audience finally took a break for a few minutes before the second half started. As you can imagine, by now we knew all their fight songs by memory and were singing along as well. Never in my life had I seen such passionate fans!
There’s nothing wrong with being passionate about something, and our verse today tells us that whatever we do, do it heartily for God, not for man. Honor God in the way you do everything-big things, little things, and especially the things you are passionate about.