Honor and Glory

Do you honor God? Do you honor Jesus Christ? Do you give Him the glory? Do you know how to honor Him and give Him the glory? Do you recognize Him for who He is? Do you know Him for who He is?

We honor many people in this world. Some don’t really deserve it. We honor some for the wrong reasons. We give them glory, lifting them above everyone else. We do so many times to our own detriment.

It is one thing to recognize someone for exceptional athletic talents or musical abilities or managerial abilities. It is something quite different to put them on a pedestal of honor and glory without knowing who they are fully. Sure, recognize their talents, but don’t look up to them as though they are better than another person. In fact, their attitude, behavior, personal beliefs, and how they treat others should be used to determine if they deserve honor and glory rather than their talents.

As Paul writes to Timothy, he confesses of being unworthy of the saving grace he received through Jesus. Because of the mercy he was shown, he gives honor and glory to God. He recognizes who Jesus is. He is the eternal King. He is immortal. He cannot be visibly seen in this world. He is God.

Paul knows Jesus for who He truly is. He knows that Jesus is so far above, so much greater than Paul himself that he can only bow in His presence. Paul recognizes it is only because of what Jesus has done for him that he can go about doing what he is doing for Jesus. We are to approach life in the same way. We are to see Jesus for who He truly is and give Him the honor and glory above ourselves and above anyone else.

I pray we all recognize Jesus for who He truly is. I pray we see Him as the eternal King. I pray each one of us gives Jesus the honor and glory He deserves. See Jesus for who He is. See Him as the eternal King. See Him as immortal. See Him as God. Give Jesus honor and glory. Praise Jesus above anyone else.

1 Timothy 1:15-17 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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