Honour

John 8:19 – Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.

Wesley’s Notes
8:19 Then said they to him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered – Showing the perverseness of their question; and teaching that they ought first to know the Son, if they would know the Father. Where the Father is – he shows, John 8:23. Meantime he plainly intimates that the Father and he were distinct persons, as they were two witnesses; and yet one in essence, as the knowledge of him includes the knowledge of the Father.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary
8:17-20 If we knew Christ better, we should know the Father better. Those become vain in their imaginations concerning God, who will not learn of Christ. Those who know not his glory and grace, know not the Father that sent him. The time of our departure out of the world, depends upon God. Our enemies cannot hasten it any sooner, nor can our friends delay it any longer, than the time appointed of the Father. Every true believer can look up and say with pleasure, My times are in thy hand, and better there than in my own. To all God’s purposes there is a time.

John Piper explains that they knew Mary was pregnant with child even before she was married to Joseph. In other words, they are calling Jesus a Bastard.

John 5:23
That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.

Luke 10:16 “The one who listens to you listens to Me, and the one who rejects you rejects Me; and he who rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me.”

1 John 2:23 Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also

Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary
5:17-23 The Divine power of the miracle proved Jesus to be the Son of God, and he declared that he worked with, and like unto his Father, as he saw good. These ancient enemies of Christ understood him, and became more violent, charging him not only with sabbath-breaking, but blasphemy, in calling God his own Father, and making himself equal with God. But all things now, and at the final judgment, are committed to the Son, purposely that all men might honour the Son, as they honour the Father; and every one who does not thus honour the Son, whatever he may think or pretend, does not honour the Father who sent him.

Are we honoring Jesus in everyway possible? In words, in deeds, in actions, in thoughts, in spirit, in everyway? Interestingly, this thought led me to the 3rd commandment, “Do not use the name of the Lord in vain.” or to put into a positive manner, “to Honour Lord’s name”. The similar theme, honour.

Do we honor Jesus in every way? Or only someways?

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~ by ymsim on 2010/05/26.

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