Isaiah 43:4, “Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life”.
I remember the first time God said something along those lines to me, “I honour you,” I was taken aback a little. I know how important it is to honour God, I never once for a second thought that He would turn around and honour me.
Reading the full Chapter of Isaiah 43 paints a beautiful picture of how God sees us. We are honoured in God’s sight. When God sees us, He sees us in the righteousness of Christ (see 2 Corinthians 5:21). Thank God for the finished work of the cross!
When God honours us, it stems from His nature. God does not just take and not give. He says in Luke 6:28, “Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full–pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back“.
From that verse we can see that whatever we give, will be given back to us. One thing to be mindful of is that God works through people. You can honour God and be a great worshipper but if you are terrible to people it may be a bit difficult for God to get things to you. We are not only to love God, we are also to love people (see Matthew 22:36-40). We ought to be people who also give honour to others when they deserve it and in due course God will honour us. The word says, in Peter 5:6, “So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor”.
God has His eyes on us. If we stretch our minds a little to think back to Day 1 of 14 Days of Whispers, we will realise that God already told us that He sees us. Nothing we do goes unnoticed no matter how small. We ought to seek honour that comes from God because people judge by the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart, (see 1 Samuel 16:7).
Today God seeks to remind us that we are very precious to Him and He loves us very much. He says to you today, “I honour you”.
Have a blessed day.