Reading: “What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour?” —Esther 6:6
Ask yourself, Christian, what shall be done to the God-man (Christ) whom Jehovah, the King of kings, delights to honour? John saw and heard the innumerable multitude chanting salvation to God and the Lamb. If I look for an answer to this question, “What shall be done to the Christ, whom the King of Kings delights to honour,” I would say, “Let every knee bow before Him, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Oh, what wonderful encouragement is this to my faith, that I not only praise my adorable Redeemer when I come to Him for all things, and trust Him for all things; but when also my inability, poverty and emptiness afford occasion to Him to get glory by me, in giving to me all things, and blessing me in all things.
These exercises of grace in the heart are acceptable to God, and honourable to the Son. And this is the only way by which I can give glory to the Father, in believing in His Son. Do I daily honour Christ, whom God the Father delights to honour?
“Christ is the very essence of all delights and pleasures, the very soul and substance of them. As all the rivers are gathered into the ocean, which is the meeting-place of all the waters in the world, so Christ is that ocean in which all true delights and pleasures meet”—John Flavel
Taken from The Poor Man’s Evening and Morning Portions by Rev. Robert Hawker, Works, Vol. 8; 1830. Edited by Aaron Dunlop for thinkgospel.com ©2013.