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TO HONOR GOD

Chariots of Fire“… for those who honor me I will honor …” (1 Samuel 2:30 ESV)

If you have ever watched the movie “Chariots of Fire”, you may remember the scene where Eric Liddell, a Scottish runner for Great Britain, is about to run the 400 meter race in the 1924 Olympics in Paris. Most people are doubtful of Liddell’s ability to when this race. In the film, just before the race begins, Jackson Scholz – an American runner, hands Liddell a note; “It says in the good Book, ‘He that honors me, I will honor.’ Good luck.” (Actually, the note was sent by Eric Liddell’s teammates, but this is movie history.) As real history records, Eric Liddell went on to win the race.

Let us consider what God is saying in the phrase, “for those who honor me I will honor.” God is justly jealous of His honor. He would not be God if He was to part with one molecule of His attributes. Thus, to honor God is to trust Him to be all that He says He is. We must totally trust in God’s divinity and His revealed Word. Doubt dishonors God and His Word. As Christians, we must beware of those who hold low views of biblical inspiration, as well as those who tamper with the meaning of Scripture. Christians should stand in awe of God’s divinity and bow unquestioningly to His Authority and Word as found in the Bible. As we honor God, He honors us by making His Word a light in the darkness of difficult times. (Psalm 119:105) Continue reading

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