"Them that honour me I will honour." (1 Samuel 2:30)
Do I make the honor of God the great object of my life and the rule of my conduct? If so,
He will honor me. I may for a while receive no honor from man, but God will Himself put
honor upon me in the most effectual manner. In the end it will be found the surest way to
honor to be willing to be put to shame for conscience' sake.
Eli had not honored the Lord by ruling his household well, and his sons had not honored
the Lord by behavior worthy of their sacred office, and therefore the Lord did not honor
them but took the high priesthood out of their family and made young Samuel to be ruler in
the land instead of any of their kin. If I would have my family ennobled, I must honor the
Lord in all things. God may allow the wicked to win worldly honors; but the dignity which
He Himself gives, even glory, honor, and immortality, He reserves for those who by holy
obedience take care to honor Him.
What can I do this day to honor the Lord? I will promote His glory by my spoken testimony
and by my practical obedience, I will also honor Him with my substance and by offering to
Him some special service. Let me sit down and think how I can honor Him, since He will