What Does it Look Like to Pay Homage to Jesus in the Marketplace?

Psalm 2.12 commands, pay homage to the Son or He will be angry and you will perish in your rebellion, for His anger may ignite at any moment. All who take refuge in Him are happy.

What does it mean to pay homage? It means to demonstrate a public display of affection, reverence and awe. We desperately need Christian men to display their public loyalty to Jesus Christ as King of kings and Lord of lords. What would this look like? It would mean choosing God’s ways over man’s ways because honoring Him is the highest priority.

Practically it could mean not compromising to abortion demands in health care, like Hobby Lobby. It could mean taking Sunday’s off like Chick-fil-A. It could mean not allowing men and women to be identified by any other type than that by which they came into the world, unlike Target.

What does it mean not to pay homage to the King? The psalmist says He becomes angry. When the King was with us He warned us that those who were ashamed of Him in this evil age He Himself would be ashamed of upon His return with His holy angels. What will it look like if Jesus is ashamed of us when He determines those who will live with Him forever?

Public recognition of Jesus is the responsibility of all Christians for it is necessary for us to win all people into His kingdom.

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