Honor of the Lord

Heb. 5:4 no man takes this honor to himself, but he who is called by God, just as Aaron was.

The context of this passage deals with the calling by God to ministry for individual believers. That is an “honor” that is a consequence of responding to the call given by the Lord.

Legitimate honor is bestowed, not grasped!

The call isn’t self-proclaimed; rather it is “bestowed” by the Lord. Likewise in life, honor isn’t something that is the result of grasping or manipulating or contrived.  Honor isn’t earned either, its given and bestowed.

Honor is similar to grace in that “it is not by works, lest any man should boast”.

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