Saying with a loud voice: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive…honour and glory and blessing!”
Of the seven grounds for which we must worship the Lamb of God, the fifth is HONOUR. The word translated honour (timē) here denotes respect, value, high esteem or dignity. So when you honour the Lord, you value His name highly, hold Him in high esteem and cherish His dignity.
Dearly beloved, it is quite possible for God’s children to dishonour Him. Our lifestyles can disgrace the Lord’s name. Our conduct can bring our Redeemer’s name into disrepute. The way we treat one another and the way we do church can bring untold reproach to Jesus. God forbid!
Let not that divine complaint of old be heard among us: “A son honours his father, and a servant his master: if then I am a father, where is my honour? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name…” (Malachi 1:6).
Rather, let us honour the LORD with our substance and with the firstfruits of all our increase (Pro 3:9). Let us sing forth the honour of the Lord’s name and make His praise glorious (Ps 66:2). Let our mouths be filled with His praise and with His honour all day (Ps 71:8). Let us honour Him when we gather in His sanctuary (Ps 96:6). Let our lives, ministry, work, relationships, fellowship and worship testify of the glorious honour of God’s majesty and His wondrous works (Ps 145:5).