God promised to correct self-sufficient nations that solely believe in human knowledge and military strength for their means of security, who honors Him not.
God warned through his prophet that nations that fail to honor him will suffer.
“Woe to the land of whirring wings along the rivers of Cush, which sends envoys by sea in papyrus boats over the water. Go, swift messengers, to a people tall and smooth-skinned, to a people feared far and wide, an aggressive nation of strange speech, whose land is divided by rivers.
All you people of the world, you who live on the earth, when a banner is raised on the mountains, you will see it, and when a trumpet sounds, you will hear it.
This is what the Lord says to me: “I will remain quiet and will look on from my dwelling place, like shimmering heat in the sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.”
For, before the harvest, when the blossom is gone and the flower becomes a ripening grape, he will cut off the shoots with pruning knives, and cut down and take away the spreading branches.” (Isaiah 18:1-5 NIV).
Lesson on God Honors
God honors His name, and He expects every human to honor Him as well.
The Creator will suppress any individual or a group of people that fail to duly recognize him.
Also, a nation that fails to put God first in their practices will stumble.
The heavenly Father hates arrogant looks and prideful hearts – whether it comes from a person or a nation.
All people should submit to God and duly honor his name.
People and nations must put God first in their practices so that the Creator can bless them.
In addition, no child of God should be self-sufficient, but we must all submit at the feet of the Creator and satisfy him with praises.
God’s blessings will pursue his faithful children that honor Him.
Prayer to Honor God
Dear heavenly God, you are the first and the last; you are the final authority, and no one can question you.
My life goal is to be humble before you and give you due honor. Please give me the grace to do so.
Empower me to arrogate every victory I have to the praise of your name.
I also pray that you will enlighten people to realize the greatness of your power over their situations so that they can praise you.
For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.