5 Ways to Honor God Today
July 12, 2017
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Revelation chapter 4 describes a remarkable scene in heaven. Twenty-four elders are gathered around the throne room of God, worshiping God and laying their crowns down before Him. They proclaim,
“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being” (Revelation 4:10-11).
The Bible says that one day all people will bow down to the Lord. And no matter how powerful someone might be (or think they are), we will all lay our crowns at God’s feet—because there is only one King in heaven. He alone is worthy of all glory, honor, and praise.
To honor is to hold in high respect, reverence, and distinction.
We honor certain people because they have a perceived value and because of their position. There are biblical instructions for whom we should esteem in this manner. For example, Deuteronomy 5:16 states that we are to honor our parents. Leviticus 19:32 encourages us to honor the elderly. And 1 Peter 2:13 admonishes us to honor those who rule. But there are dozens of Bible verses that tell us to honor God. Not only do they instruct us to honor Him, but they also show us how to do so!
Here are five ways that you can honor God today:
- Honor God with your time –How are you using the precious time you have been given to glorify God? See Psalms 144:4, Isaiah 58:13-14, and Colossians 4:5.
- Honor God with your talents – These are your God-given gifts and abilities. See Matthew 25:14-30.
- Honor God with your temple – This means your body. See 1 Corinthians 6:18-20.
- Honor God with your treasure – This means your finances. As Jesus said, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21). See Proverbs 3:9 and Malachi 3:10.
- Honor God with your ticker – This means your heart. There are many Bible verses that encourage us to make God number one in our heart. See Isaiah 29:13, Proverbs 3:5, Proverbs 4:23, Proverbs 23:26, and Psalm 51:10.
The biggest takeaway is this:
God wants to be the sole proprietor of your heart. Matthew 6:24 makes it clear when it says, “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” Exodus 20:2-3 commands us not to have any other gods before the Lord, and Jesus said in Mark 12:30 that the greatest to commandment is to, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”
God wants to be the Lord of your life—not just with your words, but also with your actions. (See Matthew 7:21). And we see from Malachi 1:6-14 and Colossians 3:23-24 that He wants you to carve out time for Him and commit your best to Him.
Every morning when you wake up, I pray you will ask God, “How can I honor You today? Please help me to honor You with the time, talent, temple, treasure, and ticker You’ve given me.” Jesus Christ gave His life for you, and He promised to give you the Holy Spirit to help you in all things. The Holy Spirit lives inside every believer—to counsel, comfort, and guide us. As 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 declares,
“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”
We belong to the Lord, and may we honor Him 100% with every gift He has given us.