In other words, we can choose to honor God by how we think and how we opt to live. Everyone can do this. Taking my thoughts from Isaiah: God says, “Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed; yea, I have made him.” (43:7)
Men and women honor God in distinctive ways. Both are created in God’s own image, we are uniquely designed yet both show something of who God is.
Men have greater muscle mass by normal body weight, amazing drive and strength. Look at “Extreme Engineering”, the documentary showing how the greatest designs for the future are being dreamed up now; you see mostly a world of men. Going to new frontiers first, going 1000 feet high on internet poles, going deep into the earth, men go first; women come after.
The gifts and the power of women are counterpart, like a balance of power. She is gifted, creative, protective, and, as stated in the Proverbs, potentially wise: “Does not wisdom cry? And understanding put forth her voice?” (8:1). Would a world of only men survive long without her voice, her comfort, her wisdom, her creativity, her counsel! How would men do without her gifts: spiritual and physical and mental and emotional?
Even as she would not long thrive without his!
Men, created in God’s image show His strength and power and protective determination. “Likewise, you husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life: that your prayers are not hindered.” I Peter 3:7.
In muscle mass he has twice the strength but her demonstrated “image of God” is equal in influence, and counterpart powerful gifts. God is honored when they learn to love Him and each other. It is their united authority over the earth together “You appointed them rulers over everything you made; you placed them over all creation.” (Psalm 8:6).
What an opportunity! Go, do, become!