Friday, August 14, 2015

Honor God

If a TV journalist conducted a live interview with God, one question to be asked would surely be, “God, just exactly what do you want from human beings? We have all these people claiming to represent you saying, ‘Do this and do that.’ But much of what they say is contradictory. So most people just do what they think is right. Can you clear us up on this subject?”

God’s answer just might be very short, two words: “Honor me. That’s all I ask of you.”

In the Lord’s Prayer Jesus teaches his followers the basics of prayer – who to pray to and what to pray for. After telling us to address our prayers to God our Father, he says, “Honor God.” We say, “Hallowed by thy name” but the meaning of those words is, “Honor God.”

Every human being has hopes and dreams for their life. They are what drive us, what keep us going when things get tough. All too often, however, those hopes and dreams are rooted only in this life. They have little to do with the God who created us and everything to do with us getting what we want. When we die, those hopes and dreams lose their meaning.

When God tells us to honor him, he’s telling us that if our lives are going to have any meaning or purpose or hope beyond the day we die, he must be in first place. In its most basic sense, honoring God is worshiping him and living under his rule. Everything else flows from that relationship.

How often do you pray that – to honor God? If life has been challenging lately, maybe the reason is God hasn’t been getting the honor he deserves. Maybe that honor has been going to someone else who doesn’t deserve it. Join us for one of our weekend services. It could be getting back to the basics of life is just what you need.

Saturday night service: 6:00 pm
Sunday morning service: 10:00 am

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.