Scriptures tell us that whatever we do it should be done for the glory (doxa) of God.
Doxa is an ancient Greek word meaning “popular opinion” or “common belief”
Doxa was used by the Greek philosophers in presenting an argument. Their objective was to sway public opinion.
Paul uses the word doxa because in the same way the Greeks used their philosophical arguments to sway the people toward their opinion or view of the world so should Christians by their lifestyle (actions and words) persuade the unsaved that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life.
In other words, the life of a Christian should represent the King of kings to the world.
Whether our testimony is received or not it is a living witness to the world. We represent Jesus Christ and our lives should bring him glory. (doxa)
All that we do is being observed by those who do not know Jesus Christ. As a living sacrifice the Christian is called to give up their own life in order to be a light in the world.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Roman’s 12:1,2
A living sacrifice means giving up our life as an offering to God, representing him before the world.
Paul says that, “it is no longer I that live but Christ that lives in me and the life that I now live I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20
As members of Christ’s body we are not out our own. “We are bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body.” 1Corinthians 6:20
Won’t you surrender your life to Jesus today? Be a living sacrifice for his glory!
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