Some types of honor are natural and should be automatic. For instance,
(Exo 20:12 KJV) Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.This does not have any qualifying tests to receive the honor. It is deserved by the position and we are to reward it the same way.
Some types of honor are dependent on deserving it. Too often we get the two types confused. The confusion often comes because we don’t want to make the call. We don’t want to make the decision about whether the honor is appropriate or just convenient.
Sometimes honor at the wrong time is not an issue. A dusting of unexpected snow does not ruin a crop. A light sprinkle does not flatten the wheat. Other times it is disaster.
So? Think before you honor someone. Isn’t it frustrating how often God expects us to think?