Receive the honor that comes only from God.
"How can ye believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that cometh from God only?" John 5:44 KJV
Jesus had some interesting things to say about honor to a group of religious folks who refused to come to Him that they might have life. He said, “How can ye believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that cometh from God only?” (John 5:44 KJV). Jesus was conveying the truth that God does not operate the way we do. Once we believe the gospel of grace, God’s honor comes to us because of Jesus and what He did.
In God's economy, none of us deserve anything good, yet God in his mercy provides every blessing in Christ free of charge, bought and paid for by the blood of Jesus, and available through faith in Him. When we trust in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, God sees us in the light of His Son. He makes us a member of his personal honor society. Come to Jesus with empty hands and an open heart. Receive the honor that comes from God only; life through His Son Jesus Christ.
Written by Toni Babcock