The word honour carries with it a huge connotation. It means to revere someone, and the Bible has told us who we must revere – God. Man is not to be revered, man is to be respected and appreciated, but not to be revered. You don’t believe me, see what the Bible says, “It is the LORD your God you must follow, and Him you must revere.” Read Deuteronomy 13:4 (NIV).
Honouring the written word takes a deliberate effort on our part to search out the promises of God. Have you not heard, you become what you are pursuing? The Bible tells us, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable; if anything is excellent or praiseworthy– think about such things.” Read Philippians 4:8 (NIV). One of the ways we honour the written Word above all else is when we think of and are consumed with the Word of God. Recall the Bible says, “As a man thinks in his heart so is he.” Read Proverbs 23:7.
The Bible says; therefore, I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, …” “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” Read Matthew 6:25-33.
Watch this, another way to honour the written Word is when you read and study your Bible. The Bible says, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth.” Read 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV). The word study means to be diligent, especially to ponder – meditate, to imagine. The effort to study requires your entire being and faculties to be actively involved.
Father, thank You for giving us Your Word. Your promises are from everlasting to everlasting. Glory, honour and praise belong to You.
We write. You read. Be encouraged.