Just what does it mean to honor someone? How do we do that? Some of the ways are to give medals of commendation, honorary degrees, certificates of accomplishment, promotion, and even monetary remuneration. ln other words, we bless those we want to honor.
But when it comes to God, how do we honor Him?
1 Samuel 2:30b (KJV) 30 … for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.
God says He will honor those who honor Him. So, let’s look into how we can honor God.
Honor means to value, count as precious, show high regard for. Hebrew tells us that we please God by our faith. That means that when we use our faith, He is pleased and that honors Him.
Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
But there’s more. When we please God with our faith it means that we not only have faith in Him but we have faith in His Word. Having faith in God’s Word honors Him. That means that we believe His Word and act on it, expecting results. You can’t say you believe God’s Word and be passive. Faith is action. Faith is what causes His promises to manifest in your life.
Faith is an action word because it always produces. We need to honor God by honoring His word and when we do that, He said He will honor us. Wow! God will honor us and you can know that when Almighty God honors you, you’re honored!
Believing the lies of the devil dishonors God. Never let yourself sink to Satan’s level by believing his lies. When the devil says you’re weak, you say you’re strong. When he says you’re sick, you say you’re healed by Jesus’ stripes. When he says you’re poor, you say your God supplies all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. When he says you’re going to die, you say you’ll live and declare the works of the Lord.
Always say what God says and that will honor Him. All things are possible with God and to those who believe Him. We are blessed and we need to walk in all the blessings we’ve been given.