Honor is an Honor
Romans 5:6-11 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11 More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
As we wrap up this month focusing on honor, the main point is that it is a privilege to honor the Lord with our lives. It’s an honor to belong to the Lord Jesus, to be bought with a price, to receive forgiveness and total pardon. To have the full awareness of being dead in sin, hopeless and receiving the love and reception of Christ, knowing he bore our guilt and shame willingly so we could receive adoption into His kingdom. He took us from the dominion of death, rescued and restored us, brought us into the kingdom of light. Now we have forgiveness, we have joy and peace, we have an advocate ever interceding for us, power, healing, direction and provision. The list goes on and on what Jesus has freely given us, and now how much I owe such a Savior is immeasurable. To live a life that honors the one who redeemed my life from the pit and crowns me with loving kindness is an honor. Belonging to Christ is and honor, and living a life that points to Him in all my ways, is my greatest honor.
Pastor Natalie Snider