God Wants Our Best

When God created the world, he gave us the very best world possible. After he finished the creation, he saw that “it was very good” (Genesis 1:31). When God chose to redeem sinful man, God gave the best. He did not give an animal but rather He gave His only Son (John 3:16). When God gave us the church, He gave us the best institution. The church was purchased with the precious blood of His only Son (Acts 20:28). God always gives us the best and He expects the best we have to offer.

God expects the best life we can give (Matthew 5:48 and Matthew 5:13-16). If we are to provide the light of Jesus Christ in our lives, we must give the best we can in the way we live our lives. The parable of the talents in Matthew 25 makes it clear that what abilities we have been given must be used in the very best ways possible.

God expects us to treat others the best way we can. We are to be kind to each other and forgiving of each other (Ephesians 4:32). We are to speak positive words and encouraging words (Colossians 4:6). We are to teach and train our children to be servants of the Lord and respect their parents (Ephesians 6:1-4). We are to love our enemies and not to return evil with evil (Romans 12:18-21).

God expects us to do everything to glorify His name (Colossians 3:17). Even giving someone a cup of cold water in his name is a blessing (Matthew 10:42). Nothing is insignificant when we do it to glorify His name.

One of the most important ways to give our best is to be continually looking for ways to teach others about Jesus Christ. We know this because the Bible teaches us that one soul is worth more than the whole world (Matthew 16:26). One of the reasons we remember Andrew (John 1:40-41) is because the first thing he did when he learned of Jesus was to bring his brother Peter to Him.

The Lord gave His best for us. The least we can do is give our best to Him who created us and made it possible to live in heaven when this life is over.