How can I give Glory and Honor to God?
Can I give honor
only with what I say? Is there a way to honor with my possessions as well as myself? How do I honor someone who is already the most high?
In Esther 6:3 What did
Haman say to the King that should be done to honor Mordecai? Perhaps there is something to be noticed in that story in Esther.
And the king said, What honour and dignity hath been done to Mordecai for this? Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, There is nothing done for him.
A little back story as to what the "This" is in the above scripture. You can read Esther 2:21-23 I have posted it below just incase.
I am noticing that just as Haman suggested to put the royal clothes on Mordecai, I can clothe my speech to give glory and honor to God. I can put on what I say about the Lord a royal apparel. As to put God's attributes in line as to what they really are.
6 So Haman came in. And the king said unto him, What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour? Now Haman thought in his heart, To whom would the king delight to do honour more than to myself?
7 And Haman answered the king, For the man whom the king delighteth to honour,
8 Let the royal apparel be brought which the king useth to wear, and the horse that the king rideth upon, and the crown royal which is set upon his head:
9 And let this apparel and horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king's most noble princes, that they may array the man withal whom the king delighteth to honour, and bring him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaim before him, Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honour.
10 Then the king said to Haman, Make haste, and take the apparel and the horse, as thou hast said, and do even so to Mordecai the Jew, that sitteth at the king's gate: let nothing fail of all that thou hast spoken.
Can we as well take some of our best and honor the Lord with it? We know that the Lord is mighty and is far above the simple things that we have. Yet giving honor to the Lord in the things that the Lord has given us, and through our talents is so very important. This is our royal crown, and our proclaimtion that the Lord wonderful.
Haman was a dingbat but sure knew how to honor.
21 In those days, while Mordecai sat in the king's gate, two of the king's chamberlains, Bigthan and Teresh, of those which kept the door, were wroth, and sought to lay hands on the king Ahasuerus.
22 And the thing was known to Mordecai, who told it unto Esther the queen; and Esther certified the king thereof in Mordecai's name.
23 And when inquisition was made of the matter, it was found out; therefore they were both hanged on a tree: and it was written in the book of the chronicles before the king.