Jesus knows what is in God’s heart. He was obedient to the point of giving everything up, coming to live with us, perfectly following everything His Father wanted Him to do. Jesus understands what God’s goal is at any given moment.
Jesus honored God.
What was the result of this perfect obedience? God answered Him. Jesus became the source of eternal salvation to all who believingly obey him.
I think the essence of honor is obedience.
“Because Jesus honored God, God answered him.” (Hebrews 5:8)