Confession of love without jealousy of honor is unconvincing. One of the consistent qualities found among true children is their jealousy for God's honor. It infects their entire being. No sacrifice of suffering turns their hearts. The thought of the wicked taunts of "where is your God? and the like gaining evidence offends them. Faith rises up and prayers such as expressed in Psalms 25 : 2-3 pour out of their spirit. There is a difference between the righteous and the wicked. The righteous are in a marriage relationship where the honor of their groom consumes their being. Contrariwise the wick are whoring after their own personal last and seeking honor and glory for self.
My wife honors me and her love confessions are irrefutable. No doubt can grow under these conditions. I wonder if a man is not fooled by true love how we expect to bluff the Lord. He knows all mans hearts and the lack of jealousy for His honor is revelation easily exposed.
One thing I've noticed in Scott and I in this Dorean battle is an utter contempt at the idea that a wicked judge could prevail upon God's righteous intentions. I would die before I would faint at resisting evil. I know Christ as victor and as Jehovah-Saboath. No peon misanthrope can be allowed to make a boast upon my watch. You will see Christ glorified by this Dorean battle because honor drives my faith to victory. Let it do the same in you for love, true love, as the heart behind the faith of Christ would sacrifice all to see God honored. Those giant pearl gates lifted to receive a champion who jealously guarded the honor of God. His children enter the same gates with the same jealousy. To God e all glory, honor, and praise. To the wicked a taunts our God is the only God who lives and loves His own; bring it on and see your folly.