Starting today with my daily reflections, I’m going to be using scriptures that will be put in the bulletin weekly at Asbury Church. If you’d like to get a list of the passages I’ll be using, you can click here to see our weekly Salt and Light Bulletin. Today, we’ll be looking at 1 Samuel 2:27-36.
We see here in the passage that God says to Eli, the priest in Israel, that the actions of his sons have caused God to reject the family as priests. His sons were the priests, along with him, and their actions had brought great dishonor to God among the people.
They were supposed to serve others, and they were using their position to not to help and serve, but to get what they wanted.
They were supposed to set and example to the people of Israel what people of God should look like, and instead they lived their life in a way that brought dishonor to God.
So, today, we see God say in verse 30, those who honor Him will be honored, and those that dishonor Him will be lightly regarded.
Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I promised that your house and the house of your father should go in and out before me forever,’ but now the Lord declares: ‘Far be it from me, for those who honor me I will honor, and those who despise me shall be lightly esteemed.
Today, in our lives, in the way that we talk, live, act, serve, in the stuff that we do, do we honor God?
In the actions and activities of our day today, will God be honored by us? Will He be pleased by us? Will we reflect Him to the people who are all around us?
Will the way that we live our lives bring to God the honor that He deserves?
And, then, going from preaching to meddling, will the things we do in private honor God? Will we see to honor God today not just in the things that other folks see, but in the things that no one sees?
Someone once said that integrity is what we what we have when no one else is watching. Will we honor God today with every action we take?
None of us are perfect. Perfection is not the standard. God is not expecting us to be perfect.
He is, through, wanting us to be faithful. Today, will you be faithful? Will do your best to honor God with all that you are, both public, and private?
Today, may we be faithful. May we give God the honor He deserves.