We consider one more blessing that comes from walking with the Lord: honor. Our passage shows us this by way of negative example and by way of positive statement in the case of Eli.

We consider three things: 

  • What honor is. 
  • What honors you can expect from the Lord in this life and after this life, if you will glorify Him with your life. 
  • How you can honor the Lord and so receive greater honor from Him.

Do you want honor for yourself from the world? You might get it, but you won’t be able to keep it. If you seek the glory of the world, the Lord may remove from you what you have, as He did Eli. If you seek honor from God by honoring Him, He will honor you in this life and allow you to keep that honor forever.


Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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