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There Are Many Honour-Thieves In The Christian Fold, Are You An Honour-Thief?

"A son honors his father, and a servant honors his master; but if I am a father, where is My Honour?" Where is My Fear if I am a Master? The Lord of Hosts says to you, O priests, who scorn My Name. "Wherein have we despised Thy Name?" you ask. Malachi 1:6

You must be prepared to not only praise but also honor the Almighty God's name in order for your prayer to be a pleasant savour before Him. You can't properly claim to be a follower of God unless you revere or honor His name.

This is why the Lord, in Malachi 1:6, asked us this vital question. When you consider the two sorts of relationships mentioned in the above Scripture verse, you will agree with me that the lower member of each relationship owes the higher member a certain amount of respect.

A son owes his father a higher level of respect and honor because he loves him. In addition, because the master is the source of the servant's subsistence, he owes his master some respect, fear, and dignity. As a result of these, a parent can require that his son be treated with honor, just as a master might demand that his servant be treated with honor. When it comes to our relationship with God, however, many individuals who claim to be God's children prefer to interact with Him without honoring His name. This, predictably, is unacceptable to the One who deserves all honor.

"Where is My Honour?" says the Lord today. In other words, you are an honour-thief if you invoke God's Name without paying it the respect it deserves. You are an honour-thief if you fail the materials test by giving God a defective present or one that does not befit His rank as King of kings or reflect the levels of blessings in your life. You are an honour-thief if you regard His responsibilities or job with anything less than the respect they deserve. You are an honour-thief if your behaviour causes others to look down on your God. You are an honour-thief if you present shredded cash notes to God when you know you won't be able to use them to pay for anything. Do you try to please God in everything you do?

Make a list of 5-10 ways you can honor God. Go ahead and put them into practice; you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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