DAILY DEVOTION, January 31, 2022
All should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him (John 5:23).
In Decatur, IL, the churches had an annual Thanksgiving service. One year, my friend, Pastor Eddie Morgan, was asked to pray at the event. He was told just to use the name of God and avoid the name of Jesus. The idea was that some who would be in attendance did not believe in Jesus and might be offended by mentioning His name. Eddie gave his prayer and concluded in a loud voice, “I pray in the name of Jesus!”
Eddie understood the above verse. Jesus is due the same honor as the Father, and those who fail to honor the Son also fail to honor the Father. He was unwilling to pray to a generic “god” divorced from Jesus. Jesus is entitled to the same honor we give to God the Father. That is because He is God in human flesh. He once stated clearly that He was one with the Father. Such a statement is either blasphemy or the truth. While the idea that a man who lived on this earth is equal to God the Father is mind-boggling, it is the truth. Jesus, our Savior, is God incarnate.
Father, I confess that my mind stumbles at the idea that You are a Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. However, Scripture compels me to affirm the Trinity. I want to honor Jesus even as I honor the Father. Blessed be His name, Amen.