Gleanings – Honor is in Imitation

John 5:19-29

“He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.”

Honoring the Son equates to honoring the Father. So do we honor the Son? How is that measured?

Far too often we assess that in terms of attending worship. And of course we should attend services of worship and give God all praise and glory for He is certainly worthy of it. But I wonder if that at times worship expresses how big a fan of His we are and measures little whether we honor him. For consistent with the old adage, imitation is the greatest form of flattery, honor is in imitation or following. His invitation is come and follow me. He, the Son, loves as the Father loves. We love as the Son loves. That is following.

Some fans follow. Some don’t. Are we following? If so, we honor the Son and thereby the Father.

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