“The Lord says, Those who honor Me I will honor.” (1 Sam. 2:30)
It is dangerous to study the Bible in any other light than its own. Guided by this precept, let us consider the words of God which suggest our present meditation–“Those who honor Me I will honor.” God is justly jealous of His honor. He would not be God, righteous and pure, were He to part with one molecule of His glory. The how may I, trusting that, through electing love and sovereign grace, I am His adopted child and His chosen servant–best honor Him?
We must fully believe in the divinity of His revealed Word. To cast a doubt upon the truth of God’s Word, is to cast the highest dishonor upon God himself. Beware of low views of inspiration and tampering with the Bible. We must stand in awe of its divinity and bow unquestioningly to its authority. God will then honor you, by making His Word your light in darkness and your joy in grief. The Gospel must be fully accepted, then it will soothe you in life, support you in death. Therefore, if you honor God in His Word, God will honor you by making that Word the joy and rejoicing of your soul.
There is not a more God-glorifying grace than the faith that rests in Him, with a childlike and unquestioning confidence. This is a faith that trusts His power to perform all that He is pledged in His covenant and Word to do. Now is the time to bring honor and glory to His great Name by a simple, unhesitating trust in His power, faithfulness, and love. Then will your God honor you. The faith that trusts in God, believing His promise, though not yet performed, and that the prayer, not answered, still will be, shall be crowned with a full realization of all it needed.
Honor Christ by fully accepting His salvation. What a dishonor I bring to the Savior to doubt the efficacy of His blood to pardon, and the merit of His righteousness to justify the very chief of sinners. We honor God that He has put upon us the grace to believe–to accept–to be saved!
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