Judge of All

Who do you know whom you honor? Who do you know whom you revere? Who do you know for which you treat with high respect and may even be a bit in awe of? Is there anyone? Is it a relative? Is it a co-worker or boss? Do you give honor to God and his Son, Jesus Christ?

Honor is sometimes a bit tricky. There are times when people are honored, and we wonder why. It is not that they didn’t do something good, it just doesn’t come across as being extraordinary. At other times, we do believe the person has earned the honor.

We see people honoring others who have gone above and beyond. This was especially true of medical personnel during the biggest outbreaks of the pandemic. It is also for some of our first responders, military, and police personnel. But there are others who are honored who were merely in the right place at the right time, or in the wrong place at the wrong time, depending on your viewpoint.

We are told that we should honor the Father and the Son. It is only right to honor our Creator and our Savior. It is the least we can do to show respect to the One who created all things. Perhaps we do not want to honor Jesus because we don’t fully comprehend what He has done for us. Maybe our luxurious living has stunted our need for a Savior. We falsely believe we have it all under control. We fail to realize there is something far bigger than the life we live.

Notice in today’s passage that Jesus says He will be the judge of all. The Father has entrusted judgement to the Son. If we honor human judges, should we not honor the judge of all mankind? Showing deference, respect, honor, and being in awe of Jesus is the right thing for us to do.

I pray we all give honor to Jesus Christ. I pray we bow before Him. I pray each one of us will show Him respect and be in awe of what He has done for us, submitting to Him. Be in awe. Show respect. Show reverence. Give Jesus all the honor. Submit to Him as judge of all.

John 5:22-23 “Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.”

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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