Honoring God has been in every person heart throughout every walk of life; despite the method, or way, people have created their own ways to honor and worship God. God’s finger print on earth is undeniable. From the big bang theory to the discovery artifacts of Jesus’ presence the essence of God and His Son cannot be denied. For example, they recently discovered where Mary Magdalene was born in Israel (New Archaeological) which gives insight of the roots of Christianity. Now, after a series of plagues, signs and wonders God’s name was so popular that people feared him with the mention of his name. From the plaques of Egypt to the crossing of the Red Sea to the crossing of the Jordan River and the big slaughter of the greatest armies God’s name became honored. But, the time came when God’s son was to be honored, so David in the Psalms said “Kiss the son”(Ps.2:12) initiating was going to be a difficult task, because he came as a man.
22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
One of the things that God the Father handed down unto his Son Jesus the right to do judgment. Doing judgment was a trademark of God. Judgment is Krisis (grk) and it means an opinion about a decision and that decision making God gave it to Jesus; the gospel. In the old testament any man who sinned would sure die either by fire descending from heaven or an animal would devour him, it was God’s judment. A young prophet whom the Lord used powerfully but because of his disobedience of what the Lord had commanded him; which was not to eat, drink or go back and forth into the city the same way, a lion killed him (1Kg 13:24). Now, Paul tells us that everything we do we must do it as if we are doing it to the Lord (Eph. 6:6-7, Col. 3:23), because when we do things as to the Lord we honor him. Paul was confronted with some people in Asia who were worshiping many Gods and he found one while passing through a series of alters one dedicated to the “Unknown God” (Acts 17:23). Like many people today who have many idols at home; like the people Paul confronted, who have an alter of Jesus Christ; they have a bible some where in their home or a crucifix. We have been left a legacy to keep up, and that is to please God; to walk according to his call (1thes 4:1), because Jesus through his gospel will judge us.