Editorial: Honoring Him

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It is ever the delight of the Father to honor His beloved Son. He desires that “all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father,” for “he that honoreth not the Son honoreth not the Father which hath sent Him” ( John 5:2323That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honoreth not the Son honoreth not the Father which hath sent him. (John 5:23)). Thus may we with profit direct Ahasuerus’s question to our own hearts: “What shall I do for that blessed Man, Christ Jesus, whom God so delights to honor?”
There are two very different answers to this question—one from the “old man” and one from the “new man” (Eph. 4:22,2422That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; (Ephesians 4:22)
24And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. (Ephesians 4:24)
). In the enmity and hatred of man’s natural heart, every horrible insult, abuse and ridicule every possible dishonor was heaped upon God’s eternal, well beloved Son. But the joy of the “new man” is to give that blessed Man every honor the redeemed heart is capable of offering. He, infinitely worthy of all honor, has said, “If ye love Me, keep My commandments” ( John 14:1515If ye love me, keep my commandments. (John 14:15)). He has also expressed the loving desire of His heart: remember Me (1 Cor. 11:2424And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. (1 Corinthians 11:24)). May our hearts individually and collectively respond in love and obedience to give to Him those honors He so richly deserves—honors that He will fully display in a coming day before all creation.
Ed.