How Do You Honor Such A One?

Posted on Mar 20, 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020

How do you honor someone who is completely trustworthy; someone who is perfectly reliable; perfectly faithful; perfectly true?  How do you pay tribute to that truthfulness, that faithfulness, that reliability, that trustworthiness? 

How do you honor someone who is completely capable; who has the capability to deal with the challenge/ challenges of your situation; someone who understands it completely; who has complete understanding and insight; who has perfect wisdom to know what your situation involves, what it requires and how you should respond; someone who has the power, who has the strength to handle your situation and to enable you to deal with it; who can strength you, enabling you to meet the demands of what you are facing? 

How do you honor someone who is not only trustworthy and capable, but who is also perfectly interested and concerned; who is attentive to you in your situation, always; who is always available to you; whose ear is always listening; whose eye is always watching; whose mind is never forgetful; who is always perfectly aware of you?

How do you honor such a One?

You honor them by drawing upon their trustworthiness.  You honor them by ALWAYS entrusting to them with EVERY situation that you face; by PERSISTENTLY relying on their reliability; by CONTINUALLY putting the FULL weight of your dependence and confidence on their capability; on their understanding and insight and wisdom; on their strength.  You honor them by NEVER keeping ANYTHING back; by making EVERY need known to them; by casting EVERY burden upon them;  You honor them by ALWAYS calling upon them; by CONTNIUALLY bringing yourself to their attention; stepping into their line of vision, as it where, so that they see you.  You honor them by ALWAYS availing yourself of their perfect availability. That’s how you honor such a One.

And, Our God IS such a One!  Our God is PERFECTLY trustworthy.  He is the perfection of trustworthiness; of faithfulness and truth.  Our God gives meaning to these virtues; He defines them.  Trustworthiness, faithfulness and truth, are what God is. 

Our God is perfectly capable; the perfection of capability; perfect knowledge; perfect insight; perfect wisdom; perfect power; perfect strength; perfectly able to enable. 

Our God is perfectly reliable; the perfection of reliability; always listening; always watching; always mindful; always perfectly interested and concerned.

Our God is perfectly trustworthy.  And we honor Him in His trustworthiness by trusting in that trustworthiness, completely, continually.

Deuteronomy 32:4—”The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he.

Psalm 34:15-18—“The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous and his ears toward their cry. The face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth. When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

Joshua 1:5—“No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you.

Psalm 139:1-12—“O LORD, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it. Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,” even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.

Matthew 11:28-30—“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

1 Peter 5:6-7—“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Psalm 23:1-6—”The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Love in Christ,

Pastor Guy