And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified. —Isaiah 49:3
The glory of God is the health of the universe; the essential soundness of things requires that He be honored among created intelligences.
Where God is honored fully is heaven, and it is heaven for that reason; where He is honored not at all is hell, and for that cause it is hell. Among men we see a mixture of honor and dishonor. Basically this is the cause back of earth’s tragic, confused history.
God has not finished with His saints till He has brought them to a place where they honor Him on earth as He is honored in heaven.
God gives away His full purpose in redeeming man when He says, “Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified” (Isaiah 49:3).
If we can convince God that we are sold out to His high honor, the problem of unanswered prayer is solved. God will withhold nothing from that man who is determined to live to His glory alone….
God has said, “them that honour me I will honour” (1 Samuel 2:30). He can honor us only when He knows His glory is safe in our hands.
Lord, may I honor You today on earth as You are honored in heaven. Be glorified in and through me today. Amen.