Honor – Part One

This past Sunday I shared the main message at a church service. Now this is embarrassing to admit, but afterwards I secretly wanted someone to come up to me during the post-service chit-chat time and say, “Hey Mike, good sermon…that really spoke to me,” or something like that.

In short, I wanted to be honored.

I wanted to feel that what I contributed was valuable, that it meant something to somebody. Here’s my question: was that secret desire to be honored okay? Or was it wrong, vain, a sinful thought I should repent from?

What are your thoughts? I am planning on launching into a series on the theme of honor over the next few blog posts. But I would love to hear from you first. Click on the word “comments” at the top of this article or the comment box may already appear below.

What say you?


  1. I think as human being we are created in the image of God as such behave like Him. God always seeks to be honored in everything good that he does. honoring people encourage them to do more and i think that was your focus. so to me it, it was in the right direction.

  2. I guess the easiest way to answer that question is with another. Were you seeking to hear it for your own glory or were you looking to find joy in knowing that God was glorified through you? 

  3. We are bondservants that are suppose to honor the Father and the Son (John 5:23)
    John 12:25-26  We are to totally surrender (die) ourselves and serve Him wholeheartedly and then if He chooses, the Father will honor us.
    Why seek the applause of just people when our Creator, Loving, Almighty God wants to honor us.  Why eat nasi putih when New Zealand Steak and Sate is an option?
    By the way, even though i was not there last Sunday, "Good Job on the sermon"

  4. Jesus said, "A prophet hath no honor in his own country."  Do you think that is why they
    traveled around ?

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