December 29th, 1961 “Living To Glorify God” LATE MR. N. DANIEL
I Cor. 6:19-20 "What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."
Christianity is different from the other religions. The commission God has given us is, "Glorify God." How? With what? When? Where? "Glorify God" must be our motto. In every turn of our life, we must ask, "Am I glorifying God?" The body becomes our enemy. Gal. 5:17. The spirit of man is put in man by God to enable us to understand God. John 4:23,24. God is a Spirit and you also have a spirit. The world by its wisdom cannot know God. The spirits of the men of other religions never contact God. They live out of touch with God. I Cor. 2:14 Those who are not born of God cannot understand the things of the Spirit.
You are bought with a price for a purpose. You are not your own. You cannot dress as you like and do whatever you like. You can't put on any jewel you please on your nose or ears. You can't go to evil places of pleasure. One cannot see a prophet in a worldly man. God is seeking a prophet in you. Do you know your value? You are bought with a price. Jude 12. There are clouds which bring no rain. A vain person is like that - a self-seeker. He wants to be an important person. He wants to be conspicuous. A tailor-made gentleman cannot do good to others. You are made to glorify God. Can hungry souls be fed by you? Can others say of you, "This woman leaves foot marks which others can follow safely without hesitation?
A certain young man studied with me. He did not complete his B.A. He believed in smoking. He always wore what used to be called "The Oxford dress". It was a kind of loose trousers which was the fashion of the day, because the then Prince of Wales wore such clothes. He was a very bad example wherever he went. Don't grieve the Holy Spirit after you are converted. I was a cause of pain to some, because they could not talk as they wished to in my presence. The Holy Spirit God will guide you into all truth, victories, holiness and success. Do not be engaged with unprofitable things. Remember you are bought with a price.
One day you will rejoice that you did not choose this vain thing and that attractive thing but allowed God to lead you wonderfully in the righteous path. Is. 32:15,16. You belonged to the wilderness. Your desires were unsanctified, uncontrolled. You had unsanctified instincts. You existed for the pleasures of the flesh.
Many homes are like the wilderness. What kind of intimacy have you with non-Christians?
When you meet a Hindu, what are your thoughts? Are you pure? Do you think man is born only
for marriage? Without marriage can he not glorify God? Can you wait for God's choice? Is. 66:4
Do you choose your own will and ascribe it to God? You are not your own. Is. 66:4
Write down the list of things which you have chosen against God. When you see people do you covet what they posses?
Why don't you look at virtuous people and copy their virtues. In our homes do we have heathen customs? Don't do things exactly as your parents did but learn from the Bible the way you should walk. My father was taught and directed of God in some areas of Christian life but in other areas when God taught me he never rejected me. The world needs men sanctified in thoughts and instincts. Jude was the brother of Christ. When he writes the epistle he writes with much meaning. 20th verse "But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost."