Wer Mich ehrt… — Honor God

C. H. Spurgeon (1834-92)

(English & Deutsch)

Wer mich ehrt, den will ich auch ehren (1. Samuel 2:30)

Them that honor me I will honor. (1 Samuel 2:30) 

Mache ich es zum großen Zweck meines Lebens und zur Regel meines Verhaltens, Gott zu ehren?

Do I make the honor of God the great object of my life and the rule of my conduct?

Wenn das der Fall ist, so will er mich auch ehren. Ich mag eine Zeitlang keine Ehre von Menschen empfangen, aber Gott selber wird mir in sehr wirksamer Weise Ehre antun. Zuletzt wird es sich zeigen, dass es der sicherste Weg zur Ehre ist, wenn man unbedingt nach Gottes Willen handelt, auch wenn man deswegen zunächst Schmach erleiden muss.

(aus: Charles H. Spurgeon, Kleinode göttlicher Verheißungen,  4. März,   zit. in:  puritanum.wordpress.com)

Them that honor me I will honor. (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 tine. 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 honor me.

(C. H. Spurgeon, Faith’s Checkbook, March 4th)

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