Honor to Whom Honor

by Jeff A. Jenkins
motherbaby3.jpgThis weekend millions of people around the world will pause to express gratitude to their moms. They will say thank you to mom for giving them life, for caring for them, for teaching them, and for loving them unconditionally. This is just what we should do.
The Word of God teaches that we should honor our parents (Exodus 20:12; Matthew 15:4; Ephesians 6:1-2). Peter tells us that we should, “Honor all people.” (1 Peter 2:17)
The Apostle Paul told the early Christians that they should give honor to whom honor is due (Romans 12:10). Therefore, it is good and right that we should honor our mothers on this special day for all that they have done for us.
It is also good and right that we should honor our Savior each Lord’s Day for what he has done for us. We should honor him because we are commanded to do so (Romans 12:10; 1 Corinthians 11:26).
We should honor our Lord out of hearts of love and gratitude for what he has done for us. “We love, because he first loved us.” (1 John 4:19)
We should honor our Savior because of the tremendous blessings that are ours because of him (Ephesians 1:3).
We honor Christ, not with some impressive memorial, not with an annual holiday, not with parades, or parties, we honor Christ each week when we gather around the table.
We honor him with a simple feast of bread and juice remembering that he gave himself for us.
We honor him with our lives daily and our communion each week. The communion we share is a simple, yet profound reminder of the precious lamb of God who takes away our sins.
We should thank God for the opportunity each week to remember what Jesus did for us as we give him the honor that is due.

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