24th June 2018
READ: 1 Samuel 2:22-30
“Wherefore…honourest thy sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the chiefest of all the offerings…” - 1 Samuel 2:29
Eli the prophet honoured his sons above the Lord. “Wherefore kick ye at my sacrifice and at mine offering, which I have commanded in my habitation; and honourest thy sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the chiefest of all the offerings of Israel my people?” (1 Samuel 2:29).
You must watch out for what you honour above God. Most of us have something that we honour above the Lord. Some of us honour presidents. Some of us honour politicians. Some of us honour the rich above the honour that we give to the Lord. Perhaps you give to the governor, the president or the politician far more than you do to the pastor. To the politician, you give thousands of dollars but for the pastor, you buy a ten dollar toy car and a ten dollar doll for his children. You go to his house and present a large box of these toys that you know are valueless. The real substantial donations you make are never to God or His servants.
Do not forget what God says in His words. “He that honours me, I will honour. He that despises me I will lightly esteem.” Today, you may be lightly esteemed because you have not honoured the Lord, you have not honoured His anointed and His anointing. It is time to sow seeds of honour so that you can experience the honour that only God can give you. They that honour the anointing will be honoured.