Malachi 1:6 A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: If then I be a father, where is mine honour? And if I be a master, where is my fear? Saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?
God speaking to His people through Malachi asks very reasonable questions. If we know how sons honor their parents and masters honor their master why don’t we honor the Lord. Why do we not honor the One we say that we love?
God was tired of the lack of love and honor He got from His people. I am pretty sure that I am often more careful in how I treat people here on earth than I am the great God, Creator, and Judge of the Universe.
We honor Him with our lives, our money, our talents, our actions, and our words! He is the Lord. He saved us and He is worthy of all the honor we can give Him.