30 "Therefore the LORD, the God of Israel, declares: …… Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained.
During the summer of 1924, the Olympics were hosted by the city of Paris. Liddell was a committed Christian and refused to run on Sunday (the Christian Sabbath), with the consequence that he was forced to withdraw from the 100 metres race, his best event. The schedule had been published several months earlier, and his decision was made well before the Games began. Liddell spent the intervening months training for the 400 metres, an event in which he had previously excelled. Even so, his success in the 400m was largely unexpected. The day of 400 metres race came, and as Liddell went to the starting blocks, an American masseur slipped a piece of paper into Liddell's hand with a quotation from 1 Samuel 2:30, "Those who honour me I will honour." Liddell ran with that piece of paper in his hand. He not only won the race, but broke the existing world record with a time of 47.6 seconds. Liddell returned to Northern China where he served as a missionary, like his parents, from 1925 to 1943
Honoring God Is More Than Just Talk
8 "'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
Faith and Obedience Bring Honor to God
12 But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them."
God had told Moses to speak to the rock and it would give forth water. Moses in his anger scolded the people, and struck the rock twice with his rod.
Praise and Prayer Bring Honor to God
14 Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High, 15 and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me."
Jesus Deserves All Honor
3 Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself.
1 Timothy 1:17
17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
13 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing: "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!"
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