Malachi 1:6: “A son honors his father, And a servant his master. If then I am the Father, Where is My honor? And if I am a Master, Where is My reverence? Says the Lord of hosts."
Today is Father’s Day, and we see our God doing what we would find repulsive in any human father: insisting on his own glory and honor as a father. But God is not like us. Because of who He is, He is right to insist that we reverence Him. Have you spoken or sung words of thanks and praise to Him from your heart today? Have you, or will you, honor your earthly father, as well? God doesn’t need it, of course; but earthly fathers often do. Dad may seem like an immovable rock, but even he can become discouraged, and need a shot in the arm. But regardless if he needs honor, we need to give it. So practice showing thankfulness today. Hold in awe the God we worship today. Honor your father.