31 Jan 1 Timothy 1:16-17
16 Yet for this reason I found mercy, so that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an example for those who would believe in Him for eternal life. 17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
I think maybe the reason God saved Paul was because He wanted to save the world’s worst pagan and make him the world’s greatest Christian or to show the power of grace. If God can save the worst of sinners, He can save anybody. So, we give God honor and respect, because His glory is in His character. The way to glorify God is to characterize Him so others can feel His presence. How are we honoring and glorifying God? Are we manifesting His inner lifestyle? Turn your eyes upon Jesus and off legalism, nit-picking, and criticisms or we lose Christ-likeness in us and the world desperately needs to see Jesus in us.