When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers— the moon and the stars you set in place— what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? Yet you made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honor.
What is deserving of honor and respect in our world today? Is it people who have achieved a certain status? Is it people who have been able to live by a certain standard? It is those people who agree with us? Is it the people who live in tremendous integrity? Just like it is hard to determine truth, it is also hard to discern what is honorable and where our focus should be.
According to Psalm 8 humanity has been crowned with glory and honor. That means it doesn’t matter what our status is or what the world says about us, we are honorable because God has give us honor – some of His honor. Genesis tells us that when He created us He did so in His image. God’s image is definitely worthy of some honor.
When we think of what is honorable in our world, we should start with the image of God. Where do you see God in this place? Where do you see God in people’s lives because those are the honorable things we should be dwelling on. Now, it might be hard to find that image, but even in the places we do not see His image we have a hope that God is at work restoring that image.
You are honorable today because God has bestowed on you that glory and that honor. We might be struggling to actually live in that honor and to live out that image (by image I mean all the things God is – goodness, love, grace, mercy, etc..) but that is where Jesus comes in. Sin has corrupted God’s image in us, but through Jesus that image can be restored. Look to God today for what is honorable and trust Him to restore that honor in your life.
Pastor Matt Huff leads Portland Central Nazarene Church. He loves being in ministry and seeing lives transformed by the power of Christ.