LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth. (Psalm 26:8 KJV)
It is God’s prized objective that Man, the capstone of His creation and the representative of His Agency on the earth to be clothe with honor. Honor is the attribute of value, respect and deference ascribed to a person because of status or accomplishment. It is my prayer that we will learn, know and teach how to retain honor in Jesus Name. Human history is replete of how men in great honor have often become discredited, humiliated, and brought into dismal disrespect. None of us will express humiliation of satan in Jesus Name.
It must be clearly understood that, as it is God prized objective to clothe Man with honor, so it is satan’s determinate pursuit to strip Man of honor. It was about this disruptive pursuit of satan that made Adam, the first man, retorted to God, “…I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.” (Gen. 3:10 KJV). Yes, Adam had become naked because satan had succeeded (regrettable) to strip him of the honor God had clothed him with. It is a shameful and disgraceful descent, decline and deterioration. None of us will ever so described in Jesus Name.
It is to restore, return and reposition Man to the initial and prized honor of God, that Jesus the Christ was sent of God to reclaim and reposit Man in his place of glory and honor. About this repositioning, the Bible says, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. (1 Peter 2:9-10 KJV).
Beloved, you and I must seek to own and retain the honor so boisterously lavished on us by God; this honor is domicile and resident in His habitation; the habitation of his house; His ever abiding Presence. A departure from God’s habitation as occasioned and described by Adam’s exposure and experience will doubtless strip any man of honor. Please, be wise.