1. 1 Peter 3:15 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What is the range of meaning behind “honor”?

1 Peter 3:15 (ESV)

15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

The verb more often can mean “to make holy,” but in this sentence it rather means to acknowledge or declare Christ to be holy.1