John was there … saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!” ! John 1 . 35,36
Then I heard every creature…,singing : “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever !” Revelations 5.13
Jesus was tempted by Satan before starting his ministry. Satan makes him paying homage to him, but the answer is categorical: « For it is written: Worship the Lord your god, and serve him only»(Matthew 4.10).
When the apostle John, in the Revelations, wants twice bow before the angel that speaks to him, he immediately forbids him: “Do not do it; I am a fellow servant with you … Worship God “(Revelations 19.10)
When Paul and Barnabas healed a crippled man by birth and one wants to honor them as gods, they deny it with the utmost energy.
We should honor to God alone. To accept or looking for honor reserved for God is pride, “the fault of the devil” (1 Timothy 3.6)
Yet when Jesus lived on earth, we see several opportunities for men honoring him:
-A healed leprous prostrates himself before him (Luke 17.16)
-The disciples worship him after he soothed the wind (Matthew 14. 33)
-A man been born blind and healed by Jesus acknowledges him as the Son of God and prostrates himself (John 9:38)
-When Jesus risen shows his wounds to Thomas he exclaims:
“My Lord and my God! “(John 20:28)
How to explain that Jesus, man “humble of heart” (Matthew 11:29); has received these gestures of worship without protesting? The answer is obvious: he was well, he, God whom alone returned honor and respect.