Honor the Word, Honor Jesus

The word ‘esteemed’ is defined as: 
highly regarded; to set a high value on: regard highly and prize accordingly
Some synonyms of the word esteem would be: admiration, appreciation, favor, regard, respect.
In other words – the Word of God is to be highly valued and is of great worth. 
It is to be admired, appreciated and respected.  
Especially, and particularly, by those who call themselves Children of God. 
If you believe God is worthy, then so too should His words be worthy to you as well. 
Isaiah 40:8 tells us just how important Gods’ words are: 
“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”
So what about Jesus, did He esteem the Word of God? Well, just listen to what He says in a verse familiar to most of us:
Matthew 4:4
“Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
We are to esteem the Word of God even as Jesus esteemed it.
 In it we find life and nourishment for our Spirit. 

We are to esteem the Word of God and of course the Gospel of John tells us that Jesus was and is the Word of God! It is not simply esteeming letters on a page. The Word became flesh! 
In other words when we esteem the Word of God we are honoring Jesus Himself.  
Need more evidence of that?
Revelation 19:12-14
“His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. 
He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. 
He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.
The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.
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