“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/”The Source Of All Honor Is God”

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HONOR

Revelation 4:8) AND THE FOUR BEASTS HAD EACH OF THEM SIX WINGS ABOUT HIM; AND THEY WERE FULL OF EYES WITHIN:  AND THEY REST NOT DAY AND NIGHT, SAYING, HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, WHICH WAS, AND IS, AND IS TO COME.  Isaiah 6:2.  9) AND WHEN THOSE BEASTS GIVE GLORY AND HONOR AND THANKS TO HIM THAT SAT ON THE THRONE, WHO LIVETH FOR AND EVER,  10) THE FOUR AND TWENTY ELDERS FALL DOWN BEFORE HIM THAT SAT ON THE THRONE, AND WORSHIP HIM, THAT LIVETH FOR EVER AND EVER, AND CAST THEIR CROWNS BEFORE THE THRONE, SAYING,  11) THOU ART WORTHY, O LORD, TO RECEIVE GLORY AND HONOUR AND POWER:  FOR THOU HAST CREATED ALL THINGS, AND FOR THY PLEASURE THEY ARE AND WERE CREATED.  Amen. 

Revelation 5:11) And I Beheld, And I Heard The Voice Of Many Angels Round About The Throne And The Beasts And The Elders:  And The Number Of Them Was Ten Thousand Times Ten Thousand, And Thousands of Thousands;  Psalms 68:17; Daniel 7:10; Hebrews 12:22.  12) Saying With A Loud Voice, WORTHY IS THE LAMB THAT WAS SLAIN TO RECEIVE POWER, AND RICHES, AND WIDSOM, AND STRENGTH, AND HONOUR, AND GLORY, AND BLESSING.  13) And Every Creature Which Is in Heaven, And On The Earth, And Under The Earth, And Such As Are In The Sea, And All That Are In Them, Heard I Saying, Blessing, And Honour, And Glory, And Power, Be Unto Him That Sitteth Upon The Throne, And Unto The Lamb For Ever And Ever.  Ephesians 3:21.  14) And The Four Beasts Said, Amen.  And The Four And Twenty Elders Fell Down And Worshipped Him That Liveth For Ever And Ever.  Hallelujah!   

HONOR

Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology

Honor, Social term describing how people within a society evaluate one another. Most occurrences of Honor in The Old Testament are translations of some form of kabod [d/b’K], while in The New Testament they are derivatives of timao [timavw]. These terms are generally used with reference to the Honor granted fellow human beings, though in some cases they are used to describe The Honor a person grants God.  The root of kabod [d/b’K] literally means heavy or weighty. The figurative meaning, however, is far more common: “to give weight to someone.”
To Honor someone, then, is to give weight or to grant a person a position of respect and even authority in one’s life. A person grants honor most frequently on the basis of position, status, or wealth, but it can and should also be granted on the basis of character. 
While Honor is an internal attitude of respect, courtesy, and Reverence, it should be accompanied by appropriate attention or even obedience.  Honor without such action is incomplete; it is lip service       ( Isa 29:13 ). God The Father, For Example, Is Honored When People Do The Things That Please Him ( 1 Cor 6:20 ). Parents are Honored through the obedience of their children. 
The Source Of All Honor Is God On The Basis Of His Position As Sovereign (Supreme Ruler) Creator And Of His Character As A Loving Father. God The Father Has Bestowed Honor On His Son, Jesus Christ ( John 5:23 ). He Bestowed Honor on humanity by creating man a little lower than the Angels ( Psalm 8:5-6 ). He Has Also Created Spheres of Authority within human government, The Church, and the home. The Positions of Authority in those Spheres are to receive Honor implicitly.
The Granting of Honor to others is an essential experience in the Believer’s Life. Christians are to bestow Honor on those for whom Honor Is Due. The Believer Is To Honor God, For He Is The Sovereign Head Of The Universe And His Character Is Unsurpassed.  The Believer is to Honor those in positions of earthly authority, such as governing authorities ( Rom 13:1-7 ), masters ( 1 Tim 6:1 ), and parents ( Exod 20:12 ).  As a participant in The Church, The Believer Is Also Called To Honor Jesus Christ, The Head Of The Church ( John 5:23 ), Fellow Believers ( Rom 12:10 ), and widows ( 1 Tim 5:3 ).
While the reception of Honor is a positive experience, it is not to be sought ( Luke 14:7-8 ).  When Honor comes from others by reason of position or status, it is not to be taken for granted.  The recipients should seek to merit (deserve) Honor through godly character.  Honor can be lost through disobedience or disrepute, though in exceptional cases, dishonor (treated with contempt for being a Follower of Jesus Christ) is a mark of Discipleship ( 2 Cor 6:8 ).
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